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post #11 of 33 Old 05-09-2012, 09:51 AM
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You mentioned he goes barefoot. Are his hooves trimmed pretty regularly, and are his bars pared down? The reason I ask is that the loading problems could be partially or wholy causing the ringbone, so could possibly be farrier-related? This article may be of interest to you: https://barefoothoofcare.wordpress.c...gory/ringbone/
I think DRichmond means the loading problems could be partially or wholly CAUSED BY the ringbone, not causing the ringbone. It's a typo. Unless I read this wrong and I do make mistakes. My apologies if I'm wrong.

I'm dealing with arthritis in my big toes and one ankle (old injuries catching up with me) and I can't even begin to imagine walking around carrying someone on my back. If your horse has ringbone, he's in pain and that needs to be addressed.

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It isn't a typo - you might want to take a look at the article too if you're interested. Just another angle to consider is all.
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Thanks for the article! I am getting him trimmed next week.

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It isn't a typo - you might want to take a look at the article too if you're interested. Just another angle to consider is all.


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It is being addressed. I don't think he has it, I think he has something else because he bucked and threw his head around going into the canter. He was alert and over tracking nicely on the lounge.
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I think DRichmond means the loading problems could be partially or wholly CAUSED BY the ringbone, not causing the ringbone. It's a typo. Unless I read this wrong and I do make mistakes. My apologies if I'm wrong.

I'm dealing with arthritis in my big toes and one ankle (old injuries catching up with me) and I can't even begin to imagine walking around carrying someone on my back. If your horse has ringbone, he's in pain and that needs to be addressed.


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What else could it be? His hoofs are in great condition.


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Yeah, if his hooves are great - short, straight walls, no imbalance or separation, most importantly, big, firm heels/frogs which are capable of heel-first impacts comfortably, perhaps it's something else. Do you do much work(esp above a walk) on hard & flat surfaces? Jumping? Is the horse shod or bare? Does he paw with that foot? Has he got one foot higher heeled than the other?

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
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You need rads. If articular then a trimming/shoeing plan can be made.

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I spam with this link LOL, I really enjoy these videos - there's some discussion about ringbone in this particular video, and some nice free yoga exercises on that youtbue channel that you and your horse might like: https://www.youtube.com/user/HolisticHorseWorks#g/u If anything, some stretches may help prevent further damage, you never know.
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I have a horse currently with advanced ringbone. Unfortunately this week the vet is coming out to see if it is finally his time to retire because he won't stay sound. This can be something very serious, or something that doesn't bother them after a long time off, from what I have found out. I'm in the process of trying to determine which one my boy has.

If you vet said they think it is ringbone, I highly doubt they would be wrong. It is rather easy to detect and the questionable part is about where it is located and fused to and how much it affects their joints. It is easy to feel, and is not something that would be casually misdiagnosed. My horse, even despite being lame right now tracks up beautifully, yet he always seems to have a higher pain tolerance and moves out when other horses would short step. I can only tell because he is dipping his head dramatically, and it is obvious the way throughout the rest of his body that he hurts. So short stepping isn't the only indicator of pain.

Some things that have helped Jake with his ringbone. I have my farrier roll Jake's toes a lot to help with break over, I have also heard that pads, or going barefoot helps with the impact as well. Though my gelding is shod on all four. I also worked him only on soft ground with good footing. I might be starting him on Previcoxx as well to help him out.
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They are very nice, I will see if I can get pics up.
I just do flat work with him, no jumping. He is barefoot on all 4's. He doesn't paw usually.
It has been 10 weeks since he has been done, maybe that is part of it.

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Yeah, if his hooves are great - short, straight walls, no imbalance or separation, most importantly, big, firm heels/frogs which are capable of heel-first impacts comfortably, perhaps it's something else. Do you do much work(esp above a walk) on hard & flat surfaces? Jumping? Is the horse shod or bare? Does he paw with that foot? Has he got one foot higher heeled than the other?


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