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post #1 of 7 Old 06-29-2012, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Lately my horse has been tripping alot she rolled her ankle and one time i fell off because she fell to the ground.I am thinking its the arena it used to have holes in it and mabey she tripped over that.It could also be a rock we will be cleaning up the arena to get all rocks out.Do you think she has a leg problem.i can ride her i just get scared that she is going to trip again it been 2 times tripping in this week.One of the trips i flew off the saddle because i lost a stirrip when she was heading for the ground.i need help.Since the fall i have been very easy on the reins.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-29-2012, 12:30 AM
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That sounds more like a health problem than the terrain. Even with lots of rocks, horses shouldn't trip as much as you're saying and with the severity of falling to the ground. Is she up to date on vaccinations? How long have you had her and how old is she? Has she seen a vet in the last 12 months?
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That sounds more like a health problem than the terrain. Even with lots of rocks, horses shouldn't trip as much as you're saying and with the severity of falling to the ground. Is she up to date on vaccinations? How long have you had her and how old is she? Has she seen a vet in the last 12 months?
She is 16y old mare we have had her for 7 years.She is tottally healthy and she just got her hoofs done.We think it because i am very tight on the reins so it makes her have trouble sometime.I am loossing way up on the bridle.I think thats why.it could also be caused from the soarness from her hoofs?
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A good farrier will never make a horse sore after a normal trimming. A good farrier will also do some pressure tests to see if she is sensitive anywhere in the hoof area. A horse of mine tripped so badly he nearly went down. He had an absess in his foot that needed to be dug out.

Did you mention this to your farrier before you got her feet done? Did it happen after the appointment? Is there any swelling in any of the legs? Any heat? Have you felt for a heavy pulse?

What breed of horse is she? Not that I'm trying to catagorize, but QH's and QH-type breeds are more prone to something called "Navicular disease". Its a chronic illness that needs to be addressed with propper shoeing.

Your horse's tripping has nothing to do with how you hold your reins. If its happened more than twice, thats a good indication that she's in pain. Your mare is getting up in age and may need some adjustments regarding her physical health. I encourage you to seek the professional opinion of a farrier and/or a vet.
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My horse trips all the time. Not because of health issues he's just super clumsy. Nothing ever to our severity. I'm scared to even ask him to canter because I'm afraid he is going to trip and hurt us both. Ever since I got him 3 years ago he's been like this. He's a ten year old Tennessee walking horse.
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She has been doing better im going to get areana sand and remove all the rocks.A farrier came no issues.She is very clumsy horse
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We are also going to get a new farrier.
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