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post #1 of 8 Old 06-07-2016, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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got a horse yesterday she has knots on her knee

I got a new mare yesterday she is in her twenties and one of her front knee has some knots where she seem to have been injured ,she walks on it good and I was wondering to ride her lightly i was wanting to know if a wrap could be used when she is being ridden for support ?
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-07-2016, 07:44 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by knots, but often horses do get injuries that heal into hard bumps. Horses can be perfectly sound with these.

You could ride with a boot if you wanted but it wouldn't give any real support to the knee.
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Hello ,and thank you for you input also want to say i love Australia and would really wish i could come for a visit
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-07-2016, 10:52 AM
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Do you have pictures? That would help others get a better idea of what you are dealing with.

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-07-2016, 11:00 AM
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Did you get a PPE done?
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-07-2016, 12:02 PM
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Pictures are really needed to figure out what the horse is capable of doing. However, better would be to have a vet examine her and advise what she can do without causing pain or lameness. Also, The vet should give her a good physical, do an FEC for worms, and check her teeth which may need floating. This would be the baseline for reference if she ever needed a vet in an emergency.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-13-2016, 04:31 PM
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Given her age, I wouldn't be surprised if she has arthritis. Our old mare had a big bump on her knee and the vet confirmed it was caused by arthritis. It didn't cause her a lot of pain, and the vet told us it was fairly common in senior horses. Basically, the joint fluid starts to leak out and creates a lump. The vet did say we could drain it, but the risk of infection was greater than the benefit of drainage, since it would just come back anyway, so we left it.

Definitely have her examined by your vet first to make sure she is suitable for light riding.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-13-2016, 06:37 PM
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Subbing, would like to see pictures.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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