Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
thanks everyone!! I've tried most of the things mentioned, and still no prevail!! I've retrained and broken in horses before so im not a complete beginner at the game.. We had our vet come out (who is also our chiropractor, dentist, physio therapist......) and he gave him a 2 hour full body check and said he was fine.. he's had multiple physios, gets an equisage every two weeks (more if he's been ridden) and has a small check up from the vet every 3-6 months.. he's 100% sound (x-rays, biopsies and MRIs have proved this). His original injury was his stifle, but that had come from his hip being misaligned and that had come from a spinal injury. All this had happened in the paddock one day when he just slipped over while running amock. He's coming better now but he's still not nearly as good as he used to be. Oh and the rolling..? He runs and throws himself on the ground. At first we thought he was in pain or physically couldnt do the work we were asking him so, again, the vet paid a visit and he couldnt find anything wrong so he sent us around the arena and he said he showed no signs of pain and put it down to bad manners for now. He doesnt roll anymore and rearing has almost completely ceased but he still bucks and pigroots to get him own way (hes always been a bit of a grumpy character).. Thanks everyone for your advice!! Do you have any more suggestions...?
live for the good times,, forget all the bad,, love him forever and you'll be always glad!! So hug like you mean it,, and kiss in the night,, smile when they cant see and never ever fight!!