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  1. #1
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    Default Horse is Lame. Why? I dont know.

    My mare hasnt been ridden for 2 weeks. Rider goes to ride last weekend, horse is head bobbing lame. Fine outside in the paddock but not on the flat surface of the ring.

    She's barefoot. Trimmed weeks ago. Farrier due the 29th but coming today.

    No heat, no pulse, no swelling, no sign of absess. No thrush. Out 24/7.

    I'm very confused. She has a slight club foot from surgery as a foal (she is 11 now) and been barefoot for months with no problem. She appears to have worn the inside of the RF down drastically.

    Any ideas? I told the farrier to hoof test her then shoe her up front for support and wearing.



  2. #2
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    Abcess. Hopefully he will find it instead of putting a shoe on!
    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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  3. #3
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    Nope. He just called. Her inside front right was severly worn down other than that he saw nothing. He did shoe her. Hopefully that helps.

    Thankfully she is insured if I need a full lameness eval.



  4. #4
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    Mine have looked frighteningly lame before, and I panicked, of course. Turns out we never knew what it was. Farrier was baffled. But it was gone within 48 hours. Of course I soaked, iced, and did whatever I could think of, but I don't think it helped much. Would've gone away on it's own anyhow, but I need to be "proactive" to feel better, LOL!



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    But why? I would wonder if she is favoring one side, if that is not the norm for her. Favoring it because of... An abcess
    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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