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    07-10-2009, 11:25 PM
Ok, never seen this before????

I've owned Nelson for 2 years now, ridden 3 and I just saw something today that is a new development.

Afer my ride, as I was grooming him, I noticed he is knicking his back ankles. He's never done this before??? Why in the world is this just starting now?

So, now I am on the look for a set of 4 boots for him for when we do flat work. Fronts and Ankles.

Woud Bell Boots help? I have to get a Chrio out to do an assessment, because this is not normal for him. Could it be because we are both out of shape? His rump is weak and not developed at all, so could this be why?
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    07-10-2009, 11:53 PM
Green Broke
Ask your vet first.

It sounds like 'getting down on the bumpers' but I could be wrong.
They have western fetlock boots for that. They use them in reining.
    07-11-2009, 12:54 AM
Sunny, I think you are thinking of skid boots. If he is nicking the insides of his ankles with the opposite hoof, they won't help at all. They are designed to protect the back of the fetlock joint from being injured by the ground during a slide. Chiro sounds like a good thing and he doesn't find anything, check with the vet. You may consider getting some brushing boots or something until then.
    07-12-2009, 09:06 AM
Wow, 54 people read this and only 2 posted?


Thanks to the two who offered tips and advice :) I appreciate it!

Well, I've ridden a few times since and I haven't seen any reocurances of him knicking his ankles. I think it was just a clumsy ride? I don't know?

I had the BO watch us ride and focus on his legs and she said he doesn't even come close to his legs with his others.

But he does need a Chrio adjustment for sure. He's been without for a year now, and I am a believer in chiro work.

I still want to get boots to keep his ankles covered for those "flukey" days - I've posted on this forum and another in the classifiede's section looking, but nothing really has come up. Still looking :) Scowering ebay and tacktrader.

Thanks guys!
    07-12-2009, 12:37 PM
I have to ride Starsky in rear boots (Professional's choice) because he will kick the back of his left leg. I don't ride without them, even if it is a quick ride.
    07-12-2009, 01:03 PM
I totally understand, after seeing the knicks on Nelsons ankles that day, I think I am going to get the same for him.

Just to keep him covered and protected from those days where he decides to stumble. I've always ridden bare when doing flat work or hacking, and never saw the ouchies he gave himself before over the 2 years I've been with him - but after seeing the boo-boo's, I'm going to keep him protected.

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