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Courtneysequine 09-18-2012 11:17 AM

Limping horse, don't know why?!
 
My 15year old TB is limping, he has been for awhile. He is on hoof supplements, and has been for the past 5 years. My farrier says he doesn't see anything wrong with them.
Any ideas on what could be wrong? Any remides i could try?

JustDressageIt 09-18-2012 11:26 AM

A veterinarian.
If a horse has been limping consistently for more than a few days, it's vet time.
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Speed Racer 09-18-2012 11:31 AM

It could be anything. Horses don't just limp because their feet hurt. You won't know until you have a vet out to give him a check up.

Courtneysequine 09-18-2012 11:33 AM

trying to bring a vet out within the next few days.
he used to limp a few years ago when he needed his feet done, so my first guess was feet.
thanks!

loosie 09-18-2012 09:53 PM

I know the answer! He's definitely limping because he hurts somewhere. Most likely in his leg, hoof or body. If he's been limping for some time, it's a chronic problem that hasn't been treated effectively. As we're not psychics here, that's all we can tell you.

Please get an equine vet out asap & do not ride/work the horse while he's lame.

Courtneysequine 10-26-2012 01:33 PM

he has not been ridden in a very long time, atleast 6months. The vet told us what it could be, but the problem hasn't went away.

poppy1356 10-26-2012 01:38 PM

What did the vet tell you?

Speed Racer 10-26-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poppy1356 (Post 1733680)
What did the vet tell you?

It's like pulling teeth, isn't it? :?

So you didn't actually have the vet out, just called them on the phone? That's what 'could be' means. If you'd had an actual exam, you'd know more than that.

Poor horse. :evil:

Courtneysequine 10-26-2012 01:40 PM

hes resting on his heel. so his feet needed to be trimmed short.
Which they were.

themacpack 10-26-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Courtneysequine (Post 1733675)
he has not been ridden in a very long time, atleast 6months. The vet told us what it could be, but the problem hasn't went away.

And what did the vet say it might be - did he/she prescribe any form of treatment for the possible cause, did you follow that advice, how long has it been since the vet saw the horse and offered this possible diagnosis?


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