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post #1 of 4 Old 10-22-2014, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Robin's Leg Situation

So my pony Robin can't pick up one of his hind legs properly, and we've assumed it's because of an old injury. I'm currently in Finland while Robin is in Florida, so I can't be there to check up on him, but my mom called an equine massage therapist to come look at his leg. She said it was most likely caused by an old cart injury (explains why he is afraid of carts and anything dragging behind him) and she massaged it a little bit. He wouldn't allow her to rotate it in the way she would've wanted it to, but we'll see how it goes now with weekly sessions, and she taught my mom a few massaging tricks so she can now massage him herself too. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully his leg gets better! Any extra advice for the legs care?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-23-2014, 01:15 AM
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Massage wouldn't be my go to for something like this.

I would get a good vet and/or (some do both, preferably one of those) chiropractor.

The massage may help and I'm not saying don't do it but he needs many other things ruled out first.

How long have you had him? When did this start? What exactly is he doing/not doing?

Hard to give advice when we don't know what the issue is.

Which leg is it?
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Massage wouldn't be my go to for something like this.

I would get a good vet and/or (some do both, preferably one of those) chiropractor.

The massage may help and I'm not saying don't do it but he needs many other things ruled out first.

How long have you had him? When did this start? What exactly is he doing/not doing?

Hard to give advice when we don't know what the issue is.

Which leg is it?
It's his left hind leg. We had a vet come out for different reasons, I'm not sure whether my mom talked to her about the leg or not.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-23-2014, 03:33 PM
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You should probably get the vet back out and have him properly checked over, I'm surprised a massage therapist would treat him without knowing if he had any sort of damage from an old injury that was restricting his movement that she might make worse or have little to no effect on at your cost
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