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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
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
Green Broke
Looks like she is off on her right front
    09-01-2012, 12:26 AM
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
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
She looked lame in the right front leg/shoulder to me.
    09-01-2012, 12:47 AM
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
She looked to be gaiting there. She was not trotting. Are you sure she is a QH?
    09-01-2012, 02:29 AM
I agree with Tiny, that looks like a gaited horse not a lame horse.
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    09-01-2012, 02:36 AM
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
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?

gait problems, trot

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