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  1. Horse Health
    Hi there and sorry about such a generic question, but we are rather desperate; I’m originally from Germany but since German Google was not very helpful, I figured that it would be best to diversify and ask for help in the Horseforum community. Our 17 year-old horse has been lame for...
  2. Horse Health
    Hi there, My 12 year old QH/paint mare Dolly, has had a lameness in her hind leg for a while, and only now seems to be getting worse. It is only really noticeable whens she is walking, and doesn't seem to cause her any much pain. Its her right hind leg, and when she walks it is almost half...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone I did a pre-purchase exam on a 3 year old mare that I really liked. She has 90 days of riding with a reining/cowhorse trainer. She has just enough sass that I enjoy riding and being around her. She has nice hard black feet and seems sound in that regard. She trotted out sound on a...
  4. Horse Health
    Shameless plug for survey answers here :p I'm part of a team at Cambridge University investigating lameness, and we're running a survey looking at it effects on horse owners. It only takes 2 minutes, and you can exit at any point. If you could spare some time to give it a shot, we would be...
  5. Hoof Care
    My 12yr old TB threw her left shoe and seemed fine so I decided to remove the other one to see how she did. She was off work for a few weeks due to unrelated issues so this seemed like a good time to try her barefoot. She's only had shoes on for about 8 months. Even though she never had shoes...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, so my horse injured her right hind leg last January, she finally recovered and came slowly back into to work this past 2 months after physiotherapy and specific muscle building exercises but now she's on her left hind leg!! I don't know why there's no swelling or heat - I've put...
  7. Horse Health
    I have a TWH/Foxtrotter filly (now 3). She's got a lovely smooth "ramble" as we call it, and several different speeds of it. However recently I noticed she seemed off behind when riding her in a ramble and circling to the right. A look at her moving in the round pen confirmed that she is...
  8. Horse Health
    Buyer for my 4 yr old 3/4 Friesian requested vet check as he is substantially calf kneed. He was totally sound after all his flexion tests but vet detected slight head bob when trotted on small circle to the right. I couldn't see it, but that may have ruined the sale. That was about a week...
  9. Horse Health
    Hi all, my mare has been having some issues lately with stiffness in her back (which really presented itself on her right hind). A reputable physiotherapist came out to see her, and said she was stiff in her lower back (rump area)...she proceeded to manipulate her to loosen everything as much...
  10. Horse Health
    My horse is lame!! I have a 16 year old quarter horse who has the body of a 30 yr old. About 3 months ago we turned him out and he bucked and was running around and ever since then he’s been lame EVERYWHERE !! The vet pulled his shoes at first but that wasn’t the issue, then they said he pulled...
  11. Horse Health
    Hi, all! I am looking for advice. Had an OTTB who has raced on and off over the past 6 years vetted today. He has had 2 months downtime and has been restarted W/T/C, over fences, XC schooling, etc. HUGE scope, good brain, awesome movement. Good teeth. Restarted by a 4* eventer who "is OK if he...
  12. Horse Health
    My 5 yo QH gelding is continuing to battle intermittent locking stifle otherwise known as intermittent upward fixation of the patella. He was diagnosed with EPM in February (had it for awhile but still caught in early stages) and the stifle issue is believed to be secondary per the vet. He is...
  13. Horse Health
    So this is kind of a long drawn out complicated question...my 15 yo QH mare recently became lame in her hind left leg. I barrel race, and she hasn't had any previous issues except that she has gotten her hocks done once before. It wasn't after turnout or anything strenuous, and it didn't seem...
  14. Horse Training
    Hi, everyone, I was looking for some advice on whether or not you think this job is a good opportunity or if you believe something better could be available. I am going into my sophomore year of college majoring in equine science and management and I work at a barn on weekends or whenever I can...
  15. Horse Health
    My horse is a 16 year old mare and recently I have noticed that she has been having a bit of trouble. She does have a minor lameness in her left hind leg hip area from a recovered injury a couple years ago. Anyway, I'm not entirely sure if she does have a shoulder injury or which leg it is in...
  16. Horse Health
    The abbreviated issue: I noted mild intermittent lameness at the start of winter turnout when my mare was moved to a paddock from her summer pasture. Being occasionally "off" and slight, intermittent head bobbing at the trot has at one point progressed to a short stride on the front left and...
  17. Horse Health
    I have a 13 going on 14 yr old OTTB, left track sound and went into career as hunter/jumper and low level dressage training was in progress. Purchased as a 9 yr old, to become a pleasure horse that I could learn on and take clinics, didn't head in any particular direction with him - just wanted...
  18. Horse Health
    I take lessons at a stable in New York. I have concerns about lameness of one of school horses, who works on trott and canter a lot. When I asked the manager, I was given an answer that "all NYC licensed "rental" horses must have a health certificate updated every 6-8 months regarding all...
  19. Horse Health
    I'm looking at a horse that is interesting me. She's a 5 yo ottb, described as having the kindest nature that the owner has ever met, and has been a trail riding horse for the owners less experienced hubby. She sounds like everything I need and is a pretty looking horse too, BUT she's had a case...
  20. Horse Health
    My horse had a swollen pastern on his front left. I thought he might have kicked himself due to having a little gash(like the size of a dime). About 2 days later, he pulls his right shoe. He was on one shoe for 2 days, then the farrier came out, threw a new one on. (I threw in how long he was...
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