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        04-28-2013, 09:34 PM
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    Foal
    Confused about new horse!

    I got a new horse in Febuary, he is a 8 year old Appendix (we think) gelding named Joey. He has really long legs and is built fairly thin. The problem is is that out in the pasture he will be running around and not look lame at all and the he will walk for a few step and will look a little off. When I ride him he acts somewhat sore too but it is barley noticable and it is off and on every few steps. He doesn't do it all the time just about everyother time I ride or work with him.

    Also when I ride him he trips constantly especially when I ask him to do something he doesn't want to do. When I am in the round pen riding he tries to walk over to the gate and stand there so he can go to the barn. When he tries to go in the middle and go to the gate and I correct him is normally when he trips. I have tried disciplining him when he trips but he hate tripping and it make him mad to trip so that just makes it worse.

    We have made a good bit of progress since I got him, he is better at ground work, he stands still better at the crossties, he actually seems to enjoy being brushed, and he is less pushy. I just can't get him too stop trying to go to the gate and quit tripping. What are some ways to fix these problems and why do you think he is slightly lame every once in a while? Thanks!!!!
         
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        04-28-2013, 09:43 PM
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    Foal
    I would get a vet out to look at him to make sure he is not lame. It's best to be safe then sorry.
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        04-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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    Started
    I second the vet, it could be more serious like neurological, you never know
         
        04-28-2013, 09:59 PM
      #4
    Foal
    The vet came out in Febuary about a week after we got him and the farrier came out too. They both agreed that it was probably just a bad farrier ( the previous owner admitted that his farrier wasn't very good). After he got shod he got a lot better but he still acts lame off and on and it is wierd because it is normally just when he is walking. The vet did say that it could be neurological and if it was it would probably be controlable.
         
        04-28-2013, 10:08 PM
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    Foal
    I would get the vet out agian. If it has been going on since February it would no longer be the old farriers work. Also you can always get a second opinion from another vet.
         
        04-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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    Trained
    This horse is not "tripping to get out of work" so there is no reason to get mad at him, and upset him more.

    There is SOMETHING wrong!

    Don't drag your feet on this. Get a vet out and get a farrier out. Contact an equine chiropractor too. Stop working him until you get an answer. I'd have xrays of his feet done to make sure he's not navicular. Test for EPM. Overall physical/lameness exam should be done.
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        04-29-2013, 07:08 AM
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    Foal
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    Also you can always get a second opinion from another vet.
    There is only one other vet in the area that I know of and I don't really trust his opinion. The vet that comes out has other vets that work for her but they manly do cattle and stuff like that.

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    Don't drag your feet on this. Get a vet out and get a farrier out. Contact an equine chiropractor too. Stop working him until you get an answer. I'd have xrays of his feet done to make sure he's not navicular. Test for EPM. Overall physical/lameness exam should be done.
    When the vet came out she did the thing where she pinches his hooove to see if he is sensitive and he wasn't. The only equine chiropracter around that has a good reputation is around an hour and a half away and my mom can't get in touch with her. My mom's chiropracter has horses and has came out and did our other horse and it made her better so we will probably get her to come out.
         
        04-29-2013, 07:53 AM
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    Trained
    The hoof testers IMO aren't very reliable. I can find a sensitive spot on any one of my horses and all of them have strong, great feet. So, its kind of a crap shoot.
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