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post #1 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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so I have been jumping my horse, he has been doing wonderful! Tonight my trainer wanted to do grids so we did. He did great in the begining, but after a while he sped up and tripped on two jumps. Afterwards he was limping a little and my trainer said " oh he is being navicular' my horse is a quarter horse morgan, so navicular is possible, but we have pads on his front feet and he is doing fine. After I just trotted him around waiting for othhers to go and he did not limp anymore. Either he hit his hock or his hoof. Afterwards I asked her what she meant by it and she said he is probably not, because evem her thouroughbred limps after he hits it hard, but she said since my horse bounced back fast and continued jumping, she said he was fine. But I just want to make sure. Has that happend to you before?

Oh and he has been jumping two so far. I just want to jump him up to 2'6 and just do low hunters :)

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 09:04 PM
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its never happened to me before riding, but if I hit something Ijumping over I'd limp a few minutes too, so he's probably alright =]
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haha yeah it's like hitting your shin haha ouch! Lol
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"He's being navicular"?? That's an interesting phrase... Navicular does affect a lot of quarter horses but usually it starts off as a little (but consistent) lameness in the affected foot that gradually gets worse over time. While it can be helped with corrective shoeing it's degenerative. Sometimes your horse can hit a jump or trip or land funny and it'll sting them a little, just like stubbing your toe. Usually it's not a big deal and they're fine after a little bit. I would hope your horse didn't hit his hock though.... that would be one funky jump!
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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haha yes he has never been lame and he has been known for jumping weird. He never refuses either he jumps it weird or perfectly. He only doent jump if it is too high... he wont jump 3 yet he is still in training even thoughh I don't want to jump him that high anyway. Thanks :)
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I agree with above, it was probably just him stinging himself. If this happens again you might want to get some x-rays to make sure there is not something going on inside.

I found out my horse had low ring bone because of that very same symptom.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-16-2010, 08:16 AM
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He was probably just a bit sore from tripping on those jumps. Is he ok now?

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-16-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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yes he is ok now. I walk trotted and cantered today and he did fine. I think it just stung. Im going to be putting splint boots on from now on
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