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    Greyarabpony-It's been my observation that a horse who is already uncomfortable in a joint, usually reacts sharply when that foot is picked up if the flexion is anywhere in its discomfort range.
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    Usually the farrier can still work on the horse. When the feet are tended to the leg isn't flexed exactly the way a vet would of course -- but, it's a flexion nonetheless. Not all sore horses have a cow right when their leg is flexed. There's a reason why vets don't just do a flexion for 5 seconds.

    Anyway how often does a horse react and it's put down to the horse being somewhat uncooperative? A lot of the time.
    Last edited by grayarabpony; Mar. 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM.



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