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  • I cant tell if my horse is lame or just gaited

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    08-31-2012, 11:42 PM
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Weanling
New horse, weird mover?

I just got my new horse Foxy today, and I decided to take her for a quick ride. I feel like something is up with her front legs. She's a 20 year old quarter horse. She is pigeon toed, but I can't tell if this is stiffness, lameness, or something else entirely....

Here's a link to a short youtube video I was able to get of her trotting.

Please no critique on my riding please
     
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    09-01-2012, 12:20 AM
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Green Broke
Looks like she is off on her right front
     
    09-01-2012, 12:26 AM
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Yearling
Did you check her hooves? Is there anything like a rock in them? Did you feel any heat coming from her legs?

I would get a vet out to check her again. Did the owner say anything about past injuries?
     
    09-01-2012, 12:32 AM
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Weanling
Her hooves are fine, and there is no heat coming from her legs. I will call her old owners tomorrow and ask.
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    09-01-2012, 12:40 AM
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Yearling
She looked lame in the right front leg/shoulder to me.
     
    09-01-2012, 12:47 AM
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Weanling
Another confusing detail to this is that she'll come trotting or cantering across the field every time we go down to see her and her gait seems fine then.
Hmmm. I feel like a vet call is in my future....
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    09-01-2012, 01:28 AM
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She looked to be gaiting there. She was not trotting. Are you sure she is a QH?
     
    09-01-2012, 02:29 AM
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Trained
I agree with Tiny, that looks like a gaited horse not a lame horse.
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    09-01-2012, 02:36 AM
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Weanling
I had a suspicion that she was gaited!
They told me she was a registered QH but they didn't give me the papers.

Any guesses to what breed she might actually be?
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    09-01-2012, 03:19 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by TristaJean    
I had a suspicion that she was gaited!
They told me she was a registered QH but they didn't give me the papers.

Any guesses to what breed she might actually be?
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There is your red flag.

I would guess Missouri Fox Trotter.

Did they tell you his registered name?
     

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