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post #1 of 4 Old 01-25-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Your opinion of an old neck injury and a hunter/jumper?

My mare has been for sale since time began. Or trade. Basically, I want something I can jump with (sure not eventing but some lower level beginner hunter/jumper). Take lessons on, go everywhere with. In the most recent of developements, someone is offering to trade me a 7 year old appendix (who has been ridden mostly western, with a little english), who I like the sound of..except for one thing.

Apparently a few years ago she ran into a fence Cut her neck up. The vet stitched it and its healed, never sore, etc. But theres a slight depression where the injury happened. Like a little dip along where her breast collar would run.
So, I know leg injuries (be it soft tissue damage, ligaments or bone chips) seem to be in limiting a horses future, but what about a muscle injury in the neck? Would it completely eliminater her from possibly being a safe hunter/jumper? If there was no nerve damage?
I know I need more info and a vet check before I can really make a decision, but I'm wondering what y'alls opinion is of if she's worth an hour drive to go look at??
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-25-2012, 11:59 PM
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My mare managed to skewer herself on a fence post before I got her and has two huge depressions in her neck, she's never had any issues doing anything I ask and loves to jump and collects beautifully. I can take a picture of it tomorrow if you'd like.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-26-2012, 09:31 AM
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it depends on the severity of the cut... the only way to really tell if it will bother her or not is to have the vet look her over and have her free jump a bit to see how she holds herself...
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-26-2012, 04:35 PM
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I had a beautiful AQHA mare that went down on a tpost on her side. Left a nasty depression/scar but she still evented like a dream. Never an unsound day. Yes I still kick myself daily for letting her go.

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