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post #1 of 6 Old 08-14-2014, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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A bit of stiffness?

Hey guys!
I have a 7 y/o TB x paint gelding who came up lame when he was about 2. After about a 1.5 year break I started riding him lightly, and gradually increased what we were doing. He is currently my trail horse and sometimes arena games for funsies. I am a backyard rider and have done all of his training, so nothing too fancy.
I am a little concerned about him being fully healed from his injury. I took a video of me lunging him both directions (pardon my bareback butt!). I am wondering if anyone would mind watching and seeing if you notice any stiffness/lameness/anything? He is weaker to the right, not so willing to pick up his right lead. Working on that.
I won't say where the injury was so maybe it will confirm my concern if someone notices something in that area. :)

If you click HD it is a little clearer picture.
To the left:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG0Y3xgc6VE
My video cut out and had to restart, so here is to the right:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8RkN6_Vf8

Thanks in advance!! :)
I am open to critique about my lunging too, anything I may be doing wrong. Like I said, not much formal training. ;)
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-14-2014, 11:00 PM
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I think he looks good! He's got a very nice trot. I did notice he wasn't tracking up as much with his right hind in both directions.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-15-2014, 10:10 AM
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I think he is drop-dead gorgeous, but he is stiff in his left hind leg. He doesn't flex it the same as his right.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-15-2014, 12:53 PM
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OP, now that you've had a few neutral responses I would recommend posting the same details you mentioned earlier. Where/what/how bad the injury was. The other signs you are seeing etc.

I'm starting to wonder if there are overall issues due to compensation.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! Sorry to take forever getting back. My hard drive crashed!

Anyway, here are some more details -- he had a stifle injury when he was younger. He was basically on 3 legs for the better part of a year. I gave him a 1.5 yr break to get himself together and started lightly exercising him. He seems to be completely sound, but the only thing that gives me some worry is that he loses that side out from underneath him while I'm riding sometimes, so far only at the walk, but it just feels like when your knee gives out for a second, you know what I mean? Anyway, that and he seems a little lazy -- after receiving lots of comments on the laziness issue I think this old injury and the laziness could be related.

Another thing I didn't think of at the time I posted this video is that a few days before we spend the day with some friends in a deep sand arena, I'm thinking there could be some residual stiffness from working hard in the sand.

EDIT - We're still not sure what caused the original injury -- he just came out of the pasture one day on 3 legs. It was February in the midwest so very snowy/slippery, but upon x-raying the area, our vet assumed he may have gotten kicked.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for the comments, too!! He is pretty cute. I am very glad he has a good personality to match. ;)
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