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Update! - Not sure what is going on with my horse

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    So, my horse has been super under saddle the past week... I had a lesson with dressage rider, Todd Bryan to see what he could help us with and his big thing was for me to slow the trot down and have him carry his hind under himself which made him lighter in the bridle and not as heavy in the front. I’ve also had my saddles refitted and his will to work and performance has been over the roof! The saddle fitter said the way my one saddle was sitting, it was digging into his shoulder and the side of his spine on the other side. He feels better than he has ever been in his trot work.

    The vet came back today to re-X-ray and the bottom is still not fully calcified. She said it also looks like he may be starting to develop a lateral splint. Finally, she is sending his xrays to the vets at a nearby equine medical center and getting their opinions on it! Until we hear back, he is still on no turnout.

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      #22
      Originally posted by MDKCongo View Post
      So, my horse has been super under saddle the past week... I had a lesson with dressage rider, Todd Bryan to see what he could help us with and his big thing was for me to slow the trot down and have him carry his hind under himself which made him lighter in the bridle and not as heavy in the front. I’ve also had my saddles refitted and his will to work and performance has been over the roof! The saddle fitter said the way my one saddle was sitting, it was digging into his shoulder and the side of his spine on the other side. He feels better than he has ever been in his trot work.

      The vet came back today to re-X-ray and the bottom is still not fully calcified. She said it also looks like he may be starting to develop a lateral splint. Finally, she is sending his xrays to the vets at a nearby equine medical center and getting their opinions on it! Until we hear back, he is still on no turnout.
      Your horse should be on stall rest and walk only then - no more trotting until everything is resolved.

      The lateral splint is more than surely the result of compensating from working while still in pain and not working straight. You don’t want that.


      ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

      Originally posted by LauraKY
      I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.

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        #23
        Many years ago I had a horse pop a splint due to incorrect farrier work. Have you taken a good look at his feet and his trim/shoeing job?
        Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

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          #24
          When I had exactly the same issues you are facing, my vet said 6 months until return to work. Stall confinement for a month, then stall and hand walk leading up to turn out as long as quiet. Mounted work only started after 5 months and than just mounted walk. I think you are rushing and I think you need the second opinion that the vet is already doing. You may need an actual hands on second opinion to look at more than just the area in question as other have stated.

          when I cringed at the long time line the vet said do it right now so you dont have to do a lot later.
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