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  • If you have a jingle to spare... GOOD NEWS!

    We'd appreciate it. Trying to get the big horse in to the Good Vet up north for a workup on what I'm hoping is just a bump, and not the suspensory injury it looks like.

    We just can't win for losing. I'm mid-switch from old farrier to new farrier, and it looks like it may be a step or two too late. I knew I should've switched sooner.
    Last edited by Heinz 57; Dec. 23, 2011, 10:38 PM.

  • #2
    Jingles to you and the big horse.


    • #3
      Oh, no! Jingles aplenty.
      If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


      • #4
        Hoosier Jingles headed your way!

        And don't beat yourself up - we all do the best we can.
        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


        • #5
          Ice, bute, dmso are your friends - if it's a bump you'll be golden and if it is a suspensory you're ahead of the game. Hope he's fine!


          • #6
            Jingles! Here's hoping a bump is just a bump!
            --Becky in TX
            Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
            She who throws dirt is losing ground.


            • #7
              Jingles from KY.
              When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


              • #8
                Jingles from NC. Best of luck.
                Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                The Grove at Five Points


                • Original Poster

                  I'm hoping it's something minor, but you know... they know when we make 'plans'. and I had 'planned' to get this one going and competing next year!

                  Appointment set for Friday AM. The 'bump' in question is a small, soft swelling on the LF, just above the fetlock between the superficial flexor and the cannon, maybe the size of a quarter/half dollar. Not particularly sensitive to the touch, but he's a pretty stoic horse. Suspensory issue is just a guess on my part, but he's got no heat and just looks NQR heading to the right. Given the issues I have with the way his feet are being done, suspensory seems likely (long toes, underrun heels).


                  • #10
                    That might be a splint, especially with no heat. Wrapping?
                    May the sun shine on you daily, and your worries be gone with the wind.


                    • #11

                      Soft swelling and no heat might be windpuffs, too. Savoss does wonders...


                      • #12
                        Jingles that is nothing serious!


                        • #13
                          Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                          You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                          • #14
                            There's always a wealth of jingles to be had. Jingling for you and the big horse that it's a minor issue!
                            The Little Red Mare: French Curve

                            and my non-horse blog: oh, rebecca!


                            • #15
                              Jingles to you and your horse! Wishing your horse a speedy recovery.
                              Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


                              • #16
                                Jingles from Canada


                                • #17
                                  My first guess was a splint, too. Lots of jingles. Hopefully it's something really small!
                                  R.I.P. Eagles Hill. 4/6/00-12/10/11.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    I'm not inclined to think it's a splint... or at least, it's not in a location I've ever seen a splint, and it doesn't LOOK like one. The swelling is more toward the SF, not on the cannon, as far down as possible without actually being ON the fetlock, and it's soft, showing up on both sides of the leg.

                                    *hopes COTH'ers are right* a splint would be much easier to deal with. I have great faith in my vet.


                                    • #19
                                      I hope for your sake its nothing minor! However, what you're describing, and the location you're describing it at, sounds like wind puffs to me. And they are not a big deal. Though I've never heard of them making a horse a little off, I'm sure its possible.

                                      jingles! and hopes that its nothing. =]


                                      • #20
                                        Jingles from me and my big guy in WA