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kountrygirl02 10-11-2012 05:05 PM

dragging hind feet
 
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He drags his back hind feet to the point where there are squared off. Im not sure what else to do. Vet says he's just lazy. I do have video

EthanQ 10-11-2012 05:27 PM

What breed is he? To me he seems a little hardmouthed and is bracing against the bit, causing his whole fram to elevate in the front, and lower in the back, mostlikely causing his leg dragging.

~*~anebel~*~ 10-11-2012 05:41 PM

That's good that your vet has admitted to being lazy. Have you found a new one yet?

Muppetgirl 10-11-2012 07:31 PM

Submit the video. The picture you posted says a million things right now:-P

I would be interested if anyone has an educated helpful response, because we have a horse at the barn with really squared off front feet....the horse is sound....but I've never seen them quite so square before:shock:

kountrygirl02 10-11-2012 07:32 PM

@EthanQ he is a Tennessee Walker, how would I correct this? @anebel Im not looking for a new horse...
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Muppetgirl 10-11-2012 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by kountrygirl02 (Post 1715801)
@EthanQ he is a Tennessee Walker, how would I correct this? @anebel Im not looking for a new horse...
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I think she was referring to your vet.......

Saddlebag 10-11-2012 07:43 PM

Has you vet ruled out Kissing Spine? Think of a human with sciatic pain affecting how you walk. This occurs more often in short-backed horses.

Spotted 10-11-2012 07:47 PM

How are his feet trimmed? does he trip alot as well?

rookie 10-11-2012 07:47 PM

How old is your horse? What kind of history does he/she have (ie off the show circuit, from a trail ride area). Is this a new problem? What sort of examination did the vet do?

PunksTank 10-11-2012 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by kountrygirl02 (Post 1715801)
@EthanQ he is a Tennessee Walker, how would I correct this? @anebel Im not looking for a new horse...
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I think Anabel meant a new vet. A vet should never look at a potential unsoundness as 'just being lazy'. I've seen lots of TWH's move like this, I don't fully understand why, perhaps something with loose tendons/muscles? I'm not a vet and have no idea. But what this picture is screaming to me is a horse saying "Yowch!" but it's hard to tell where the pain is coming from? Can you post the video?


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