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post #1 of 5 Old 04-13-2015, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there, I recently purchased my first horse, but me, not exactly knowing everything to look for missed seeing this bump on her right hind on her pastern. My farrier came out to trim her feet and noticed that it may possibly be ringbone. She isn't lame, and her past owner said she's never had a lame step, even with a 90 day training of hard riding. I walked her up and down the gravel for the farrier to watch and she even said it doesn't seem to be bothering her. Apparently she cut her leg there when she was younger, so it could be scarring, but when I touch it it seems bony... Just worries me. Vet is coming out wednesday but its hard to wait. Just want to see what others with a more trained eye is thinking before she comes out! Thanks in advance :)
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-13-2015, 03:05 PM
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well, if she's not at all lame, that's a very good thing . age of horse?
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-13-2015, 04:12 PM
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It is in the right place for 'high ringbone' - you should probably get your vet to X ray to confirm and then decide what (if any) treatment is going to be most effective
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-13-2015, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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She is 13 years old! And was a broodmare for most of her life.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-14-2015, 06:58 AM
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Only X-rays will tell what it is.
Sometimes with high and low ringbone, once formed it causes no problems.
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