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post #1 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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dragging hind feet

He drags his back hind feet to the point where there are squared off. Im not sure what else to do. Vet says he's just lazy. I do have video
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post #2 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 05:27 PM
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What breed is he? To me he seems a little hardmouthed and is bracing against the bit, causing his whole fram to elevate in the front, and lower in the back, mostlikely causing his leg dragging.
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post #3 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 05:41 PM
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That's good that your vet has admitted to being lazy. Have you found a new one yet?

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post #4 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 07:31 PM
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Submit the video. The picture you posted says a million things right now

I would be interested if anyone has an educated helpful response, because we have a horse at the barn with really squared off front feet....the horse is sound....but I've never seen them quite so square before
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@EthanQ he is a Tennessee Walker, how would I correct this? @anebel Im not looking for a new horse...
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@EthanQ he is a Tennessee Walker, how would I correct this? @anebel Im not looking for a new horse...
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I think she was referring to your vet.......
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post #7 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 07:43 PM
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Has you vet ruled out Kissing Spine? Think of a human with sciatic pain affecting how you walk. This occurs more often in short-backed horses.
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post #8 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM
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How are his feet trimmed? does he trip alot as well?
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post #9 of 30 Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM
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How old is your horse? What kind of history does he/she have (ie off the show circuit, from a trail ride area). Is this a new problem? What sort of examination did the vet do?
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@EthanQ he is a Tennessee Walker, how would I correct this? @anebel Im not looking for a new horse...
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I think Anabel meant a new vet. A vet should never look at a potential unsoundness as 'just being lazy'. I've seen lots of TWH's move like this, I don't fully understand why, perhaps something with loose tendons/muscles? I'm not a vet and have no idea. But what this picture is screaming to me is a horse saying "Yowch!" but it's hard to tell where the pain is coming from? Can you post the video?
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