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  • #61
    Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
    X_Halt_Salute honestly the trainers I've been working with consult me (I used to work for a vet and have a sensitive eye.) I've always found I'm more picky than any trainers but I usually am in line with what the vets see.

    My vet does have a pretty good idea with knowing what I will deal with or not. Unfortunately, due to location, she can't do the PPE. She did give me a number of a vet she would recommend in that location. Or I could take him to CSU.

    I have another week. I'm going to try some magic cushion and see how that goes. If I just really really like him, I suppose I can do a PPE and go from there. I'd walk if it was anything much more than thin soles. And if it was, I would want to adjust shoeing and have him s 100 percent sound before buying. I think that's fair.

    We will see. I guess I'll go with my gut.
    I get ya. I tend to be more sensitive to subtle issues than my barnmates/trainers as well. But I appreciate the trainers I've had who speak up if they see something (someone else seeing it before I tell them what I'm seeing can be helpful, even if they're less picky). A majority of dressage trainers I've worked with are as good as most vets at seeing subtle lameness (though not as good for diagnosis of that NQRness, obviously). Sorry you don't have that.

    Did the farrier who shod him try hoof testers to see what was going on with the feet before shoeing? That might be a reasonable next step if it hasn't been done and any issue worse than thin soles is a deal breaker. Any other foot issues noted by farrier when he was shod?

    Wishing you the best with the remainder of the trial and the decisions that lie ahead.

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      #62
      x-halt-salute yes I wish I had that! Although honestly it's pretty clear to me, he's ouchy on the right front. It's slight but it's there.

      I'm not sure if the farrier did that or not. But I feel that he should be due again, so I was hoping to connect with the farrier myself.

      We will see what happens. If he doesn't work out, I'm traveling to see some horses.

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      • #63
        Is there anyone you trust who can give you another set of eyes on the horse, even if not a vet? Someone who isn't invested in the horse one way or the other? Shoot, I'm happy to take a look if nearby and lord knows I've seen more than my fair share of NQR in the past 5 years. Or PM me the name of the vet recommended.. maybe I know them.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by IPEsq View Post
          Is there anyone you trust who can give you another set of eyes on the horse, even if not a vet? Someone who isn't invested in the horse one way or the other? Shoot, I'm happy to take a look if nearby and lord knows I've seen more than my fair share of NQR in the past 5 years. Or PM me the name of the vet recommended.. maybe I know them.
          I'd be inclined to accept IPEsq's offer of a second set of eyes on lameness! Based on her posts here, she's had experience with way, way too many vet issues and lamenesses and has probably had plenty of input data to develop an eye for it. Sorry, IPEsq!

          Glad you have some other options in the pipeline, OP, just in case.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by x-halt-salute View Post

            I'd be inclined to accept IPEsq's offer of a second set of eyes on lameness! Based on her posts here, she's had experience with way, way too many vet issues and lamenesses and has probably had plenty of input data to develop an eye for it. Sorry, IPEsq!

            Glad you have some other options in the pipeline, OP, just in case.
            No need to apologize. Actually, most of my "training" business the past couple of years has been rehab cases for that reason. It has also made me a very annoying horse shopper, but it looks like I have #2 on the way soon finally Now I can't really claim to be able to diagnose anything for sure, but I could probably tell the OP if her gut feeling is a good one.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by IPEsq View Post

              No need to apologize. Actually, most of my "training" business the past couple of years has been rehab cases for that reason. It has also made me a very annoying horse shopper, but it looks like I have #2 on the way soon finally Now I can't really claim to be able to diagnose anything for sure, but I could probably tell the OP if her gut feeling is a good one.
              Congrats on #2!

              Funny story. My horse was seen by CSU a while back, and the vet described her case history to a student as the most complex/bizarre history in the practice. And then corrected to second-most complex. I couldn't help but wonder if your guy was the #1 they were referring to, after having seen some of your posts here! Fingers crossed that your next horse is lower maintenance.

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                #67
                I did have my old trainer come see him. She was torn about other things but liked a lot about him. She saw what I saw as far as soundness, but was less concerned than me at the time.


                IPEsq you are so sweet! I think it would be a bit far to ask you to come look (I think it's an hour from you.) But I do have a round pen video if you want to peek. I'm trying to not drive my vet totally crazy.
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by x-halt-salute View Post

                  Congrats on #2!

                  Funny story. My horse was seen by CSU a while back, and the vet described her case history to a student as the most complex/bizarre history in the practice. And then corrected to second-most complex. I couldn't help but wonder if your guy was the #1 they were referring to, after having seen some of your posts here! Fingers crossed that your next horse is lower maintenance.
                  Haha well who knows. They see some weird stuff! The vets do have a tendency to tell the vet students who come along “This horse is .... challenging.” And that’s just when he is at the point of trotting on the straight line.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
                    I did have my old trainer come see him. She was torn about other things but liked a lot about him. She saw what I saw as far as soundness, but was less concerned than me at the time.


                    IPEsq you are so sweet! I think it would be a bit far to ask you to come look (I think it's an hour from you.) But I do have a round pen video if you want to peek. I'm trying to not drive my vet totally crazy.
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                    Can you send me a link to the video?

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                      #70
                      Yes I might need to upload it to YouTube first but I'll send it sometime today or tomorrow IPEsq

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                      • #71
                        What part of the country are you in? I know of some good Dressage prospects, young Saddlebreds that have been started with the new ASB Hunter division and/or sporthorse 'jobs' in mind instead of saddle seat. If you are only looking at TBs and WBs, enlarge your horizons.
                        Jeanie
                        RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

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                          #72
                          sdlbredfan I'm in Colorado

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
                            sdlbredfan I'm in Colorado
                            That is good to know. If I see any likely prospects in that State I will try to remember to tell you. One fabulous young gelding that I know of is in Kentucky. Off the top of my head I don't recall any in Colorado, sorry.
                            Jeanie
                            RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

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                              #74
                              sdlbredfan thank you! I actually worked for a saddlebred barn years ago. The market for them here is practically non-existent though. :/

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