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    12-30-2011, 06:02 PM
  #101
Weanling
Trailhorserider - I thought the same too - he has very Araby hindquarters - flat croup and straighter hind legs than you'd expect from a quarter horse
     
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    12-30-2011, 06:11 PM
  #102
Showing
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this directly, but his hindquarters aren't at the typical angle for a QH. His croup is too level (first impression was that he has Arabian in him).

So maybe that is an old injury or something and his back is messed up. That would explain his reluctance to move and those who say he isn't moving right behind. Maybe he did that when he was cast in his stall?

I dunno, I'm not a vet. But the slope of his hind quarters is unlike that of any Quarter Horse I have ever seen. Very very flat.
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Originally Posted by Tnavas    
trailhorserider - I thought the same too - he has very Araby hindquarters - flat croup and straighter hind legs than you'd expect from a quarter horse
Hmm, interesting. I know he's registered and I know he's a grandson of Peppy San Badger, but maybe his other side is Arab and he's registered as a half-arab?

I don't think it's likely that he injured it when he was cast, but I'm finding it hard to believe anything she says anymore.
     
    12-30-2011, 06:50 PM
  #103
Green Broke
I'm not saying he IS part Arabian (his head isn't Arabian at all), but I find the shape of his hindquarters very strange for a Quarter Horse, that's all. I mean, if I cut the pictures in half, I would swear I was looking at an Arabian.

I just have never seen a Quarter Horse built like that. I've seen stocky ones, racy ones, fat ones and skinny ones, but never one with Arabian hindquarters.

So I thought that perhaps that could mean something. Normally the hindquarters is a Quarter Horse's most outstanding feature. Even the ones that are built like Thoroughbreds have more slope than that. Actually, other than Arabians, I'm not sure if I know another breed that has a flat croup like that. That's why I thought maybe it could be tied into whatever problem he has.
     
    12-30-2011, 09:16 PM
  #104
Yearling
As far as gelding having to wait until it's warmer, I had a vet tell me that once about an elective surgery on my horse. His point was that he needed to do the procedure with the horse on the ground and the cold ground made it more risky on the horse. Secondly, we needed to flush the wound with generous amounts of running water from a hose.....definitely not something you want to have to do in the winter time. This surgery was a trephination (skull surgery) to remove an impacted molar. A gelding procedure, especially in a mature stallion, necessitates lots of walking. My guess is that the vet is thinking that he'd like to stack the odds in favor of three things that are important to the success of the surgery -- good operative view for careful surgery and control of bleeding on a fully developed male, hosing for a clean post-op site, and mobility afterwards to keep the swelling down.

Of course, if the owner has great facilities with a warm barn for the procedure, a well equipped washrack with cool - not icy - water, and were a good horsewoman, it would make a difference. But we already know she's not a good horsewoman since the vet hasn't seen this guy since he was a baby.
     
    12-30-2011, 10:28 PM
  #105
Green Broke
I honestly didn't think a horse could be that ugly. He certainly looks to be the furthest thing from a purebred Quarter Horse. How tall is he? Even at a healthy weight, I don't think he'd look much "prettier".

It always makes me shake my head when people suggest animal services. Wouldn't it be a perfect world if we could just tell them "he doesn't look good!" and they'd actually do something about it? Welcome to reality, if the animal has even a scrap of moldy hay or grimy water, there is virtually nothing any animal services operation can do. In some areas (mine), they don't even need a real shelter as a requirement of care. The SPCA would laugh in your face over this case, unfortunately stupidity is not against the law.

I agree with pain - the way he cocks his head, holds his ears, and steps under his hind end signifies some extreme back/hip pain and a sweet enough horse not to do a darn thing about it. Which quite frankly, with how absolutely horribly he's put together, wouldn't surprise me at all.

Good for you trying to help him. I hope you get somewhere with it!
     
    12-31-2011, 12:12 AM
  #106
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
I honestly didn't think a horse could be that ugly. He certainly looks to be the furthest thing from a purebred Quarter Horse. How tall is he? Even at a healthy weight, I don't think he'd look much "prettier".

It always makes me shake my head when people suggest animal services. Wouldn't it be a perfect world if we could just tell them "he doesn't look good!" and they'd actually do something about it? Welcome to reality, if the animal has even a scrap of moldy hay or grimy water, there is virtually nothing any animal services operation can do. In some areas (mine), they don't even need a real shelter as a requirement of care. The SPCA would laugh in your face over this case, unfortunately stupidity is not against the law.

I agree with pain - the way he cocks his head, holds his ears, and steps under his hind end signifies some extreme back/hip pain and a sweet enough horse not to do a darn thing about it. Which quite frankly, with how absolutely horribly he's put together, wouldn't surprise me at all.

Good for you trying to help him. I hope you get somewhere with it!
Lol! He's definitely not the prettiest guy. I confirmed that he is, in fact, purebred QH. I definitely agree with the SPCA thing. He has access to food, water, and shelter, so to many, that's considered okay.

We mentioned the mineral block, and according to the owner, she tried it before and the horse ate it all at one time and "even his legs swelled up." She's going to allow us to buy the horse an ulcer guard, but she doubts it'll do anything.

Today I hand-walked him around the ring for a while, and he definitely seemed happier. His ears were pricked, his eyes held interest, and he didn't seem as awkward when we walked. He really enjoys being doted on. Poor guy--he really is very sweet and willing.
     
    12-31-2011, 10:32 AM
  #107
Weanling
His hind end and flat croup could be Sacral injury as a result of his being cast. It is quite possible since he walks rather splayed looking and does not appear to have any injury lower on the legs. He also may have a hip out of joint but my guess is Sacral injury as it would make the most sense.
If it might be a Sacroiliac injury it may be seen with an ultra sound.
Somehow I feel this information while useful for the OP would not be helpful with a owner who is so unwilling to do anything. It seems hopeless.
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    12-31-2011, 11:01 AM
  #108
Foal
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
She's pretty much looking to give them away to good homes. She has a trainer lined up for the babies that will come every Saturday. For payment, she wants one of the 4yo's, so that will be one more gone.

Most of these horses are so skittish, unsure, and food aggressive. It's very sad. If you know anyone in Ohio looking to take on a young registered project, let me know.
Where at in Ohio are you located? I live in Ohio
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    12-31-2011, 12:06 PM
  #109
Green Broke
You know I re ad this and it leaves me sad. Too many horses, not enuf time or money. This boy gets the brunt
of it.

Bless you Equinphile for trying.
     
    12-31-2011, 12:12 PM
  #110
Foal
I have a mare out of peppy San badger that looks nothing like this poor guy. Something has happened to make him develop funny. However, if something is broke he may just be so calm and quiet he don't show it. My mare is that way, she is so docile and quiet, never acts upset or phased. Perhaps could just be some of his temperament. Of course I do agree with you he does seem TOO quiet lol.
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