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    07-06-2013, 08:52 PM
It really sounds like she just had her hooves neglected. I would give her a little bit of time and then try shoeing her all the way around.
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    07-06-2013, 08:54 PM
To appachiedragon - Her mother is lame on the very same leg. The breeder ( he owns both Booty's dam and sire) said she has always had a "hitch" to her on that leg but it isn't causing her any pain. Now I don't know if that's his opinion or what a vet said. But I've known Peachy since he bought her in foal to Booty's half sister and she had this "hitch" even then.

I hate to say it but he probably didn't notice anything wrobg with her. Its not very noticable if you are not riding her. Even my mom and sister don't see anything when I'm lungeing her and they've known her almost as long as me
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    07-06-2013, 09:01 PM
I'm going to try to get some good conformation picks of her to post to see what you guys think. I have one that show's what her feet looked like when my mom went to see her a week before she came home, but its on my phone and I'm technologically challenged and it will take me awhile to figure out how to post it. Lol.

Thank you for helping me talk it out and put things into perspective. It really helps to get answers that aren't. "Give her back." Lol
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    07-06-2013, 09:19 PM
Not the best, but you can see how long her feet where. When we picked her up a weeks later the left fron had a huge sction chipped out of it

Sorry for the typos. I'm either n my phone or the generic version of an ipad and the keyboard on them sucks. Lol
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    07-06-2013, 09:22 PM
I wouldn't jump the gun quite yet on Booty's lameness. With neglected feet, I'd say she deserves at least a full trimming cycle and a farrier's care before declaring her permanently unrideable. ;) It might be something serious, it might not be, but I've heard of more than one horse lame due to thrush and/or bruising that took a few weeks and some dedicated care to clear up. If you like the QH, save up and have her looked at before you make any big decisions.
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    07-06-2013, 09:39 PM
Sharpie- I really do like her. I always have. When I moved my other horse was an appy x arab cross that had moon blindness and I knew her future wouldn't be good if I did manage to sell her. That's why I gave Booty back to her breeder. I did have to put Tater Tot down the next year. She went blind and didn't ake it well. I didn't believe Booty's breeder wold jst let me have her back, which is why she didnt come home until now.

I just really haven't had anyone to talk to about this other than to tell me to give her back. And I just let myself get worked up over it. Its a bad habit of mine
    07-07-2013, 12:08 AM
Originally Posted by Thia    
This April my 18yr old stb mare tore a ligament in her left stifle. The vet gve her a 50/50 chance of coming back riding sound or just being pasture sound. After two months of stall rest, then limited turnout, she is back on full turnout and I've been cleared to start riding her at a walk. She has a permanant home either way.

Here's where I need the advise. A month after Pia's injury my mom brought home a mare I owned three yrs ago. I gave her back to her breeder because I was moving, had two horses' and could only take one with me. He always said that I could come back and get her whenever I wanted. I didn't really believe it because whose going to take care of a horse for who know how long then let you have it back free of charge?

Any way he did let us come get her under the stipulation he would keep her papers and if I couldn't keep her for whatever reason she had to go back to him. I gave Pia to my mom and took over ownership of Booty as I can only afford one horse.

Its been two months and she has been lame the entire time on her back left. Its not reallyy apparant on the lunge. I can see something not quite right too her gaits but wouldn't say she's lame. Its when she's under saddle you can see she's slightly off at the trot. At first I thought it was because she hadn't had her feet done for awhile until I got her home and she just needed time for her tendons to adjust, so I gave her about 2 weeks off. Still lame

My problem is I spent all my vet money I had saved up on Pia's vet visits (a little over $600) and don't have any put back to call the vet out to do a lameness exam on Booty. I've been told to give it another month, keep putting money back, and if she's still lame call the vet out and get put on a payment plan.

I never planned on getting a new horse but when Booty came home I couldn't resist trading with my mom. I'm starting to wish I didn't. I don't want to send her back, but I also kinda don't want to spend a coup,e hundred of dollars on another exam and be told she would only be sound for light riding. I have no use for a broodmare and I do more than lightt riding. Plus she isn't safe for my kids to ride like Pia is. But I don't have the the option of selling her for light riding or as a broodmare prospect to get some of the money I've spent on vet bills.

She's 7yrs old AQHA registered and in the Incentive fund. Zippo Pine Bar is her grandsire on the sires side and great grandsire on the dams.

I feel guilty and a little hyppocritical I feel this way. I went nearly a yr without a horse before getting Pia then she gets hurt. Now this with Booty. I guess this was more of a rant than anything. It does feel better to get this off my chest. Cookies to those who read this!
Whats frustrating with your story is that they never told you she was lame when you took her back. Then again we could assume positive intent that MAYBE they didnt know she was not sound? After all the money you've spent if they allow it, I would permanently send her back. You don't need 2 horses to care for that are not rideable, and this was not a fair trade you got when they allowed you to take her back.
    07-07-2013, 12:19 AM
You have a few options, in my opinion. If you just spent $600 with the vet, and are paid up, they will likely be willing to come out and bill you for the visit. It should be in the $100 range to evaluate.
Are you really saying you don't have a spare $100, if so, then that's a bit of an issue, as you own several horses.

Secondly I call my farrier for lameness issues, he is more of an expert than my vet is about that. Assuming you have a good farrier.

And then I am very confused about the horse switching business. So you have the first horse, will give it a forever home. Take on the second horse, as you can't ride the first - and now can't afford it?
Sounds to me that you should never have taken on the second horse.

And why can't your Mom help? As she is the one who brought home the horse in the first place? Sounds like a really odd set up. Does your Mom not feel any responsibility to the horse now that she handed it over to you? Can't you borrow the $100 from her?
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