Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
1. I donít believe the person who told you your horse just got too excited and fell. I think what really happened is your horse may have rushed the feed pan and the person feeding forced your horse backward too fast, causing him to twist and fall.
I say that because, years ago, I caught someone forcing my horse into the back corner during feeding, in an abusive manner, and I got the sob fired.
2. I canít believe an orthopedic vet doesnít seem too concerned and only suggested bute!?
Your horse needs examined to be sure he didnít tear something and to be sure he didnít put something out of place in his skeleton.
Were he my horse, I would be spitting nails over the feed personís story (because I think heís lying thru his/her teeth) and really spitting nails over the vetís blasť comment.
Get another opinion from someone who is willing to X-ray or ultrasound. If you have access to another vet who can x-ray or Ultrasound the legs, and a good chiropractor, thatís where my paycheck would be going this weekóóó
EDITED TO ADD:
What kind of trainer does not notice how lame this horse is and put it on a hot walker anyway?
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.