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post #1 of 33 Old 12-03-2014, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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We just got a new horse not that long ago and we cant ride her 4 awhile because she has a fistula on her shoulder.More so on the one than the other.She had not been acting herself and when we went to saddle her she kicked at it and pinned ears and slashed her tail.The vet came out in Nov. and he showed us the problem and said he would have thought we took her in the Bob for about a week and rode her really rough but nope she had only been at our house for 3 days and it had been bugging her since. So sadly we don't know what happened. Now that thats a little background on her,here's my question:

Will she act like that when I go to saddle her again, thinking she can get away with it again?Or will she also remember the pain and do the exact same thing even if it doesn't hurt? I am a little scared of what she is going to act like.Not as in scared of her, just scared that will be how she reacts.I know it depends on her, and I wouldn't put it past her to do that And I am not sure if I will be able to tell the difference!I am not what you would call an experienced rider, but I have friends that are horse trainers and would be able to tell and help figure it out.But what do YOU think? Thanks!
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No one can know how she will be. However, if she only did it once and she was in pain then I wouldn't think it would happen again without the pain. I wouldn't worry about it too much until it proves to be a problem.
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Forget about her injury, once it is healed. She will know YOU think something is wrong, if you don't forget. My Paint walked on 3 legs for an entire year, then one day walked normally, and never took a lame step. He was 3, and now he is 30.
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Can you post a pic of the fistula? I've seen it in the bone of the withers. Are these in the saddle area or has she worn a work collar? I ask because you said she has one on each side.



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In the meantime spend lots of time with her and do what groundwork you can.

When the time comes to get back in the saddle do not expect her to ask badly. Horses are fantastic and fulfilling our expectations, good or bad. Expect the best but as always be ready for anything. Trust her. After doing groundwork you will know how to be with her and she will know to respect you.
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Okay thanks that makes sense! I wasn't sure how she would act,i don't want to push anything and not sure if i should just put the saddle on her the first few times and you know lead her around some and just put a little weight in the saddle, the vet says it hsould go away-and hoping it will!she is getting better though!! Just a saddle,no work collar. I wish i could put some pics on but at the same time I am happy i can't cause the swelling went down a BUNCH!and you can't even tell they were there,except she is a little touchy there.She used to actually kick and slash her tail and pin ears,but now she haardly lifts her tail! I will try to post back ion here how it went-thanks! she doesn't know how to lunge so that could be a groundwork thing to work on, she backs,she can sidepass,and disengage her hind end and she isnt sassy at all or pushy.very good mare!its just i'm not sure if she will or not ...since she is the new mare:) Thanks-
appreciate the encouragement and advice and concern!
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In the meantime spend lots of time with her and do what groundwork you can.

When the time comes to get back in the saddle do not expect her to ask badly. Horses are fantastic and fulfilling our expectations, good or bad. Expect the best but as always be ready for anything. Trust her. After doing groundwork you will know how to be with her and she will know to respect you.
Ok do you have any groundwork exercises?All i know about groundwork is lunging for respect and backing and personal space-and driving but that also requires a saddle or work collar...
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Can you post a pic of the fistula? I've seen it in the bone of the withers. Are these in the saddle area or has she worn a work collar? I ask because you said she has one on each side.
yes they aere in the saddle area-and checked today and she is a little touchy still,but doing very good!I am sorry I can't post pics but very happy because that means she is getting better Swelling went way down
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I have always understood that the spinal processes once injured will not ever heal that you will always have a weeping sore. It is started when a high withered horse is ridden with a low forked saddle.
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They aren't always painful but do seem to have a habit of healing over before they are healed deeper down.



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