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post #1 of 16 Old 07-30-2010, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Omg. I am about to die! In addition to the ****ty experiances I am having with my coach right now my horses aren't going so well either. My show horse, the Fjord that I have done 2 events with this season just started showing signs of lameness. Was a little off near the end of my ride today and his whole back right leg slipped out from under him at one point. :( So I got off, go inside, untack him and start looking at his legs. Turns out after 3 differant opinions he has Windpuffs {or Windgalls according to what you call them}. OMG! So my coach :P tells me its nothign to worry about.

Then I find out my other horse has a scratch right where the bit touches his lips. It doesn't look very friendly so I won't be working him till it heals a bit. fml. Both my horses are out of work till at least Tuesday. :(
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-30-2010, 11:21 PM
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So sorry, hope they heal fast.
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 02:13 AM
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I'm sorry your horses are going to be out of work for a few days. Lets keep this in perspective, however. My friends horse was diagnosed with ringbone last month. He will only get more and more lame as time passes and will have to be put down. In light of that situation and the many others in the health section of this forum that have horses that will have to be out of work for months, I think you should consider yourself lucky. Think about that and you will realize that things could be a lot worse.
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 02:34 AM
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Hey, I will trade you. I have two injured barrel horses that won't be ridden for months because of injuries to their leg(one each) Hopefully they will be able to be raced again in time.
A few days is not so bad in the long run, at least your two will be okay after resting.
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-31-2010, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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i know it won't be bad in the long run its jsut after everything else that's happened to me another bad thing just isn't what I need. I'm jsut getting overwhelmed and tired of it all.
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 01:18 AM
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So, windpuffs them selfs are not big deals, but they can mean that a horse is over using their legs. The windpuff is the bursa sack stretching and a bigger secretion of the synovial fluid which lubricates the joints which means he is being worked a lot, my young eventer gets them, not a big deal in its self as i said. BUT, there is a reason he is getting them, most of the time its because of hard work but sometimes they can signify that there is a problem. I have seen one horse that has them and he recently cut that legs while in a fit with a horse. When its in one leg and not the horse you should talk to a vet because they might be favoring the other legs and over using the one with the windpuffs. You should get a vet out there for a lameness check, he might need hock injections or something, maybe an IRAP for arthritis or maybe he just got in a fight and thumped his leg.
Hope this helps!
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 04:20 PM
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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I think he just worked too hard the day before. he was used in 2 jumping lessons and he is not used to that. He was fine after the lessons but the next day they appeared. so we are no longer using him in the 2 lessons. only i will be using him.
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 07:21 PM
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good idea n.n 2 jumping lessons is sorta alot n.n'

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-01-2010, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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eh i know a lot of horses who can do them but mine is 17 years old and a Fjord. he carries around a lot of weight because he's a naturally big guy.
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