Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
• Horses: 0
The vet did come out the next day to give shots and I had him check him out, even saddled him and showed him what he does. He did flextion tests, palpated his back and watched him work on the lunge line. My horse does have a 'hunter bump' but he had that when I got him and she said he never had issues with it, and I really don't think it has to do with the bump. The vet palpated his back and my horse was very sensitive to fingertips putting pressure, buuuuttt, he is never back sore when I curry him on his back, and my instructor is thinking that he isnt as back sore as the vet thinks. Have you ever heard of the ESPM disease that is very prevalent in drafts? I read up about this and the symptoms seem pretty similar, and he is a huge thoroughbred and even the vet thought that he may have draft in him....so that gets me thinking...the reallly weird thing is that he has been really good to ride, hasn't acted up or shown any signs of pissyness...I think I need to have the vet take a better look at him, all he did was put him on some bute and muscle relaxers
The vet seems to think its the bump because it is very noticeable, im just not sold on that
Last edited by dressagegirl77; 04-12-2012 at 03:11 PM.