Very concerned, dreams may be shattered. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 27 Old 04-01-2013, 11:37 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 172
• Horses: 0
Subbing.
onuilmar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 27 Old 04-01-2013, 01:47 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
Is this vet local to you? They do chiro too

Fox Run Equine Center - Veterinarian In Apollo, PA, USA :: Home
AlexS is offline  
post #13 of 27 Old 04-01-2013, 01:52 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
It sounds like she is just back sore. I would still have the other vet come and see what he / she says, but without seeing your horse it sounds like her back was injured. Could be she pulled a muscle slipping or running around, her conformation, or the fact she is ridden bareback. Most horses are fine with being ridden bareback, but perhaps in a combination of a long back or being younger, the weight in one spot or you bouncing around a little bit (not saying you are a bad rider, but everyone bounces some bareback!) could be too much strain on her back.

Casey went a little back-sore after a long backpacking trip and we brought her to the chiropractor a couple weeks later and after she worked on her, Casey was perfectly sound, and happy! I believe it was a combination of 5+ hour rides (with a couple breaks) each day, and her longer back.

Edit - getting a good liniment, I love sore-no-more, and rubbing it on her back might help, as well as cold hosing if it isn't too cold out there.

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #14 of 27 Old 04-01-2013, 07:18 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,757
• Horses: 1
I would definitely go for a chiropractor/masseuse (or both - sometimes they work best in conjunction). I've known lots of horses with sore backs and while it can take a while with supple-ing exercises and rest, often they get better.

There are varying opinions regarding bareback riding. One of them is that riding bareback causes all your weight to be concentrated on a small area, and there is no cushioning to the horses back for you moving around. Most people still ride bareback, but many people don't do it all that often, or that long. Perhaps this is making the problem a little worse (even if it didn't cause it)?

I hope you can fix it.
Saskia is offline  
post #15 of 27 Old 04-02-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
Posts: 767
• Horses: 5
She hasn't been ridden since September, winter here is far to harsh to ride in. Since I live a top one of the highest ridges in PA, and one of the windiest. I finally got a few pics sorry if they aren't that good. It's not HERDA, she has no other symptoms, and it's a muscle under her skin that is wrinkled or bulged, i'll show you in the pics....it was snowing yesterday when I did them, but it was the best time for her to cooperate with me because she was eating and comfortable.
And once again I can't upload the pics....i'm getting very mad at HF photo uploader right now...

~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.~
Elizabeth Bowers is offline  
post #16 of 27 Old 04-02-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
Posts: 767
• Horses: 5
No AlexS they are way north of me, about an hour or so...

~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.~
Elizabeth Bowers is offline  
post #17 of 27 Old 04-02-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
Posts: 767
• Horses: 5
This is what it looks like from the side view, I kind of marked it with red. Sorry they're not the greatest, my computer is being totally difficult.
I1364895427.jpg

This is what it looks like when you look at it, I circled it in red, if you can see it. Sorry for such bad quality, but I can't upload the pics from my camera...
I1364895958.jpg

~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.~
Elizabeth Bowers is offline  
post #18 of 27 Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
Can you haul her to that vet?
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingArabian is offline  
post #19 of 27 Old 04-02-2013, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
Posts: 767
• Horses: 5
Closest one is about 40min from my house....i could, but i'm not too sure how well it would go....

~Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.~
Elizabeth Bowers is offline  
post #20 of 27 Old 04-02-2013, 11:33 AM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,824
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers View Post
No AlexS they are way north of me, about an hour or so...
An hour isn't that bad. Its a least a phone call to see if they will come out and service you; they may even have other clients close by and they can make a day of it. Never know if you don't call.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers View Post
Closest one is about 40min from my house....i could, but i'm not too sure how well it would go....
Ok. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. But now it just sounds like you're coming up with excuses why NOT to take the extra step to get an answer. No one on this forum can give you a diagnosis. You will have to have another vet look at the horse.
AlexS, Skyseternalangel and boots like this.

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
wetrain17 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what are your dreams? XxemmafuriaxX Horse Talk 23 10-03-2011 06:50 PM
What are your Dreams? aliloveshorses09 Horse Talk 2 10-02-2011 02:48 PM
Dreams whiskeynoo General Off Topic Discussion 7 02-09-2011 04:31 AM
Dreams? White Foot General Off Topic Discussion 5 04-25-2010 07:28 AM
Dreams Angel_Leaguer General Off Topic Discussion 9 02-18-2009 06:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome