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post #101 of 174 Old 01-03-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I hope you are right desert....:)

Good news is that I now have two vets to choose from that can do the biopsy, if needed. One is the first one that Dr. Valberg gave me the name of. The other is the major equine vet in the area (the one you take your horse to for surgery) that does the testing. I spoke to one of the vets there on the phone and she sounded like she knew exactly what to do and even asked me which vet out of MSU I've been working with, after naming them for herself. Yay!
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post #102 of 174 Old 01-03-2014, 11:27 PM
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Well at least that is working lol.
Have her IR tested also, and if it's only to rule it out and not being so restricted in feed. On ecirhorse.com you'll find the protocol for it.
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Well, I am a very skeptical person, until I am proven wrong, which then...I am willing to accept things. With that being said, I've been increasing Snicker's lunge work, making her go more forward and really working on impulsion. Today was the first day, which I really saw her noticeably different. She looked more mature and she has picked up on how to go forward, like she should, without me having to constantly nag, as before. When she is going forward, her legs don't act up near as much. And I've really been enjoying all of this, because she seems to totally 'get it'. Maybe that's why she looks more mature to me now. Once we got past the whole, yes you HAVE to go more forward, she seemed to start enjoying it, even getting a little snooty as to say, "I got this Mom, let's go!"

Maren still thinks there is nothing wrong with her except weak stifles and her being an awkward four year old. She obviously doesn't spend as much time with her as I do, so I can't say I have been swayed yet. But Snicker's had a really good mile stone of a day today during her lunge work.

I also set up an appointment with a chiro she uses exclusively for Belle and Snicker's both on the 21st. I am really starting to trust Maren's instincts and wisdom and decided to go with it, though I've already had two. We will see.

Belle went on a trail ride in her boots for the first time and was her usual, wonderful and easy self. Feet will be working on concavity for months. I did also pony her off of Snickers yesterday for the first time off of the ranch. That was fabulous as well.

So honestly, things are good around here...sooooooo happy. I will video this week some of Snicker's lunge work. Like I said, not yet swayed, but it's looking up!!!
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Whatever works... as easy as that.
Looking forward to the video
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You have to stay positive - she was going so well in the summer so proves you can beat whatever it is
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Well, today...not so good during lunge work. Staying positive Jaydee! Because no matter what, she is the best horse ever!

Matter of fact, I am taking her and riding in a Buck Brannaman clinic this April!!! Soooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!! She is my perfect horse, no matter what disabilities she may have. She has so many other things going for her that make her so special.

Thanks for the support everyone!!!!
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Here are short videos of her noodle legs failing today....I did video hoping to have a repeat of yesterday, but it was opposite.


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I am so jealous...... you are going to a BB clinic.....

Watched both videos and then the"6 weeks into new diet" one that happened to be right there.... she is moving better now than then. She is a bit chubbier now, tho
So something seems to work now. Maybe you should do that.... watch an old, then a current video?
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I am so jealous...... you are going to a BB clinic.....

Watched both videos and then the"6 weeks into new diet" one that happened to be right there.... she is moving better now than then. She is a bit chubbier now, tho
So something seems to work now. Maybe you should do that.... watch an old, then a current video?
We are going to keep working. I really think this camera distorts images, like a fun house mirror. Gawd, I better stay out of the view then! Seriously, I think it does, not saying she is not overweight, just saying.

Well, at least she has improved from something, especially since this was really horrible compared to yesterday. I hate watching old video...because I over analyze everything and worry!

Her next trim is this Thurs. Maybe I'll get some pics then and also update after chiro on the 21st.
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your filming her from above. That might distort things. Lense should be at the height of withers
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