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    09-27-2011, 03:12 PM
  #1
Foal
horse won't lope

I have a 13 year old mare that hasn't had much consistant time on her and she has never really gone into the lope with a fight. She used to buck like crazy. I have been working with her all summer I can get her to lope for a few strides and then she goes into a really hard and fast trot. She isn't bucking to much any more so that's progress at least. She has some good race blood in her so this is very surprising to me. She is a great horse with other things she trots smooth when its not horribly fast she listens great and is making great progress. Any advice would be really great.
     
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    09-27-2011, 03:13 PM
  #2
Banned
What breed is she? Any chance of a soundness problem? Some horses have stifle issues, etc. that makes it next to impossible for them to lope. Will she lope in the pasture or while being longed?
     
    09-27-2011, 03:22 PM
  #3
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Loping requires them to have all their weight on one leg for the moment of strike off, and since it's a more lateral movement, it can cause pain where trotting doesn't. So, like Bubba said, this behavior is a common sign of some sort of pain issue. Exactly where, I would not know.
     
    09-27-2011, 04:11 PM
  #4
Foal
She is a quarter horse thouroghbred. How can I tell if it is pain causing the problem
     
    09-27-2011, 05:18 PM
  #5
Banned
Again, does she lope freely when not being ridden?
     
    09-27-2011, 06:20 PM
  #6
Foal
She doesn't lope freely. Very little even with the other horses.
     
    09-27-2011, 09:12 PM
  #7
Banned
Then I'd say it's probably a physical issue, unless she's some kind of strange non-loping gaited breed, and it doesn't sound like that's the case. I'd say a veterinary exam is in order.
     
    09-28-2011, 01:26 PM
  #8
Foal
Do you know of anything I can do for club foot or the nevicular tendon being pulled too tight
     
    09-28-2011, 01:32 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I would get a vet out to do an examination. Flex test, etc.
     
    09-28-2011, 01:39 PM
  #10
Weanling
Sounds like you are aware of a issue re:club foot and navicular issues?
Perhaps one of the farriers on here have some suggestions.
     

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