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    So sad to hear this news, thank you Elene for...

    So sad to hear this news, thank you Elene for touching my life in such a positive way through the thoughts you expressed here, and I will always strive to remember and emulate as best I can your...
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    I had a horse returned off loan starved. She's...

    I had a horse returned off loan starved. She's fine now, but never quite the same,, it's subtle though. If I hadn't known her before it happened I wouldn't see it.
    Nothing that makes me worry...
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    Fine already that's really interesting, my Welsh...

    Fine already that's really interesting, my Welsh cob loved to rear as a foal and throughout his subsequent life though it's diminished a lot. When he rears under saddle he's so careful and balanced,...
  4. Well I'd die if I rode 25 miles bare back but a...

    Well I'd die if I rode 25 miles bare back but a little two mile pootle doesn't seem to cause me or pony any problems.
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    Thank you greyarabpony and crockpot ,hopefully he...

    Thank you greyarabpony and crockpot ,hopefully he will be right soon :)
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    Update for anyone interested: He's forming a...

    Update for anyone interested:
    He's forming a splint on the front right.
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    Thanks for your reply fine already. It looks...

    Thanks for your reply fine already.
    It looks like I'm fixating on the wrong leg.
    Thank you
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    Wonderful news, so happy for you :)

    Wonderful news, so happy for you :)
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    Please don't apologize I'm grateful that...

    Please don't apologize I'm grateful that knowledgeable people are taking the time to post. Every word is being scrutinised.
    Thank you
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    Ah I'm wondering if that's what's happening with...

    Ah I'm wondering if that's what's happening with my horse.
    Did this happen in trot on a circle too fine already?
    By that I mean he nodded his head down on the right rein when his inside right...
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    Yes crockpot I know that really. A hind end...

    Yes crockpot I know that really. A hind end lameness has to be quite bad to cause a head nod doesn't it? . I think I got fixated on his hinds because of his luxating patella. That the inside front is...
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    I long rein him once a week and thought I saw...

    I long rein him once a week and thought I saw something last week. Been watching him like a hawk ever since and seen nothing and felt nothing.
    Tonight he came hammering down hill in a huge trot on...
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    Thanks LDavis and Crockpot, it's so tiny I'm...

    Thanks LDavis and Crockpot, it's so tiny I'm struggling to figure out what's going on. He's showing nothing else at all.
    If it was right front shouldn't he be showing worse on the right rein?
    Any...
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    Would the lameness then show on the other rein...

    Would the lameness then show on the other rein crockpot?
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    Also when trotted in a straight line the hips...

    Also when trotted in a straight line the hips look level. No uneven movement.
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    Tom thank you for your reply. In a straight...

    Tom thank you for your reply.
    In a straight line in trot I understand what you say is correct, there is no nodding on a straight line, it's only on a circle where the inside limbs take most strain...
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    Sorry I should have said the head nods down when...

    Sorry I should have said the head nods down when the left front hits the ground.
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    lameness opinions please

    Long reining horse today I noticed a slight head nod down when in trot on the left rein. No other signs. Can this indicate lameness in the left inside hind leg?
    trying to figure it out.
    I can see...
  19. Meredith please be assured I did not think for a...

    Meredith please be assured I did not think for a moment you had abandoned him, just that he'd been a pasture puff I think is the term used :)
  20. Before we get the bats and chains out, he's...

    Before we get the bats and chains out, he's mostly been left to his own devices for the past six years if I read the OP right, if jay is as special as my tb I'd think some benefit of the doubt is in...
  21. Sorry many typos in my post. I'm on a phone. ...

    Sorry many typos in my post. I'm on a phone. Locking should be picking, trips is yield, tribes is ground.
  22. Have used clicked training to good effect. Mine...

    Have used clicked training to good effect. Mine went from getting stressed when just locking his feet out to happily lifting each foot up ready for me.
    Also made him keen to participate in tribe...
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    I found asking for canter as you are going over a...

    I found asking for canter as you are going over a single jumping pole set down at 45 degrees in one corner of the school helped with my youngsters leads. Not a tight corner, lots of room to make it...
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    Yes, I agree whole heartedly with this. I've been...

    Yes, I agree whole heartedly with this. I've been around horses for 34 years now and have lived through a lot of fashionable theorizing about horse handling and riding, and used to take it on board....
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    I love negotiating with my horses, it's a real...

    I love negotiating with my horses, it's a real two way street and that makes it a much more interesting and worthwhile hobby than a one way street.
    This is my hobby, I spend most of my spare time...
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