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post #21 of 46 Old 03-16-2010, 04:06 PM
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Well sorry to hear that you are having issues with his feet, but feet are generally fixable! Good things take time, just keep you chins up! :)
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post #22 of 46 Old 03-16-2010, 05:09 PM
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Oh my gosh poor thing. Thats why I have always absolutely hated selling horses. I will always choose to give my horse away over selling if it guarantees a good home. That is devastating. He is really lucky, you guys got him back. I only cringe at the idea of what would have happened to him had you not known about his condition.
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post #23 of 46 Old 03-17-2010, 01:07 AM
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Who on earth told them to put the saddle on that way? Thinking she rode him with the saddle so far down is kind of disturbing.

I'll never understand how people can do that to a living animal. It's really quite astounding.

Good luck to him!
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post #24 of 46 Old 03-18-2010, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: DAY 12

Well today it was nice and sunny so I groomed Junior for about half an hour and then got a bunch of pictures. He is looking better, not great, but better. He is pulling up short on his rear right leg but we are hoping that his stiffness will ease out once his coffin bone and hoof angle are completely fixed. Right now he is limited to walk and very very light trot work on the ground. I sat on him while he was grazing, he isn't back sore at all anymore. Bought some really good wormer today and some MTG to grow back his tail.










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post #25 of 46 Old 03-18-2010, 03:25 AM
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Anyone else notice how much nicer his coat is looking already?! He is looked better already. :) I think he is happy to be home with us again.

You can never take a Thoroughbred away from a horse crazy girl.
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post #26 of 46 Old 03-21-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some updated pictures. Not sure what day as I wasn't here when eventerwannabe took the pics but I figured I would show them to everyone.





He is doing good. Hopefully we can work more on his muscles once his coffin bone angle is fixed, but that won't be for another couple months or so.
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post #27 of 46 Old 03-21-2010, 09:42 PM
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Still not there, but looking ALOT better. He does look alot shinier! Can't wait to see him big and fat again!

BTW All that green grass in the background makes me sooo jealous. :(
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post #28 of 46 Old 03-27-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well I am hoping to be able to start backing him again by May or June, gotta wait to here from the farrier next time he is out.

I plan on doing some little schooling shows over the summer and if he does well with that we will look into a more jumping oriented show schedule for next year sometime. It is all watch and see at this point :]
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post #29 of 46 Old 03-27-2010, 11:30 PM
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He is looking much more better, and i agree his coat looks much more shiny !

I really do hope he get's better, Poor boy.
I loved the video by the way.
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post #30 of 46 Old 04-06-2010, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY:

So Junior has been home for exactly one month today. He has put on weight at a great pace and he is doing better with his hoof problems. He is now perfectly sound for walk and trot and under saddle work. We lunged him walk/trot with side reins and then I got on him and rode him walk/trot on the lunge line with the side reins. As a side note we aren't using the side reins to "fix his headset" or anything, we are using them to make him use his muscles to their full abilitiy. It was suggested by a trainer. We are hoping that when the farrier comes out he will be deemed sound for walk/trot/canter but no guarentees on that. Anyway he was extremely good, here are some pictures from today and there will be a video later for you guys to see :]











Don't know if you can see it but he is shedding horrible! We think he might have a type of rainrot because he is literally balding. Gotta figure out what to do about that!
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