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    Question RH not tracking up. Causes?

    My sound senior gelding's right hind is not tracking up with his right front. He's making 3 tracks, RF, RH and LF+LH. What are possible causes of this? Hip or hock problems? straightness or training issues?



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    Straightness problems can cause uneven tracking.
    But it is more likely that he has an unsoundness in that leg for which there can be any one , or two causes, out of multiple choices. Foot, tendon. hock, stifle, hip muscles and tendons in between.

    Hind end problems can be frustrating. You need a soundness specialist.
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    Agree with Merry. Could be anything. If horse isn't dropping its hip but is just winging, my guess would be stifle. And for that you definitely need a lameness specialist.



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    For a senior, it could be arthritis in the spine causing mild neurological deficit, not uncommon.



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    Discuss it with your farrier, too. Might be there's an imbalance in the hoof, might be a degree pad could help... keep the farrier in the loop.

    Also, leg/foot soundness issues work in diagonal pairs. So, also look at his left front -- anything possibly "funky" there that is affecting his right hind?



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    Quote Originally Posted by east bound View Post
    My sound senior gelding's right hind is not tracking up with his right front. He's making 3 tracks, RF, RH and LF+LH. What are possible causes of this? Hip or hock problems? straightness or training issues?
    could be a number of reason as hes lame
    so would consult a vet



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    Just went through something like this. The root cause was a large hoof absess. Because she was guarding her foot, her hock, hip and back became sore. So needed chiropractic as well as medical care. It has been a rough month but I think we are on the right track now. Call vet.



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    *update* The vet/chiro was out and after an SI adjustment on the left side he was back to normal. I'll keep up with the adjustments while continuing to bring him back into full work/training after a 2 year break. Once he's fit and in full work it was recommended to have his hocks checked and possibly injected since he currently is not engaging them enough but this could be resolved with more muscle and fitness according to the vet.



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