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For the last two weeks we've been experiencing something
Hello! For the last two weeks we've been experiencing something kind of strange. When I start a ride my horse is walking well and there seems to be no problem. After about 30-40 minutes he will sudden… read more
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My daughter and I have a 24 year old retired Thoroghbred.
My daughter and I have a 24 year old retired Thoroghbred. My daughter is about 5'3 inches tall and her weight is about 182 pounds. First is she too heavy to ride him? (she prefers to ride english). Se… read more
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Dr. M.
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I have a 13 yr old ex show horse Tenn Walker. He had 4 lb shoes
I have a 13 yr old ex show horse Tenn Walker. He had 4 lb shoes on him when I bought him. Replaced with regular shoes and trained him to walk on them. Now 18 mos. later almost everytime I ride him he … read more
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Dr. M.
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another question.....My thoroughbred mare has been diagnosed
another question..... My thoroughbred mare has been diagnosed with the "beginnings" of navicular via X-rays with a vet. She has not been shod for over three years, and I am a believer in NO SHOES unle… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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Welsh pony: mix..old cruciate ligament..stature, but heavy at 190 lbs
Ok, so here it is: I have a 15 y/o Welsh pony/quarter horse mix, between 13-14 h., in good shape (meaning not fat!) except for an old cruciate ligament tear 10+ years ago. I've been riding him for the… read more
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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gelding: 14 year old 16..youngster on grass and hay only
I have a 14 year old 16:3 hh gelding, Ottis. He is 1/4 Irish Draught 1/4 Thouroughbred on his dad's side and mum was a mixtire of everything! I have had him from birth and have brought him up as a you… read more
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my blacksmith just told me that my horse has a front leg problem
my blacksmith just told me that my horse has a front leg problem and that it could be genetic. he doesnot land on that foot correctly and that there is nothing that can be done. can he be shod in a wa… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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welsh pony: he bucks me ane i fell off. when we bought him he rode
can you tell me what i can do about my welch pony bhooves, he bucks me ane i fell off. when we bought him he rode perfect, he is a shoe horse and jumper. can you have any suggestions , i love the hors… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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Hi, I have a 22 year old 1st cross Quarterhorse who in his
Hi, I have a 22 year old 1st cross Quarterhorse who in his previous life was eventing. He is in very good condition although has not had alot of work over the last 5 years mainly pleasure riding. He i… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
My horse, an older Holsteiner gelding, sweats heavily after
My horse, an older Holsteiner gelding, sweats heavily after a half hour moderately strenuous ride. I weigh about 200 # XXXXX the saddle is about 19. The Red Baron stands 16hh and is about 1,000 pounds… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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horse: problem raising his hind left foot..Not his usual behavior.
After the last barefoot trim, my horse immediately had a problem raising his hind left foot. He struggles with balance and tries to pull the leg away. Not his usual behavior. I didn't see anything hap… read more
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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three year..I knew the pony and she hadnt been lame for the 2 yrs
i bought a pony for my son in Feb this year. she was a jumper, having jumped quite a serious three year stint and ended up a CB pony. I knew the pony and she hadn't been lame for the 2 yrs that I knew… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hi my 8 yr old thoroughbred has arthritis in his hocks but
hi my 8 yr old thoroughbred has arthritis in his hocks but has slight swellling on front right knee and is lame on this leg. farrier says he is compensating with front legs yet he has been sound until… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Doctoral Degree
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Mare: her - as my farrier noticed - she has one front leg
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gelding: 11 year old..trot..his hind quater kind of collapsed
I have an 11 year old thoroughbred gelding. 2 days ago, he walked out sound, I walked him around the arena sound (approx.10 min) and then asked him to trot. As we moved off, his hind quater kind of co… read more
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LennyDVM
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quarter horse: with a lame front leg..Swollen above the frog.
I have an 18 year old quarter hourse paint with a lame front leg. Swollen above the frog. I called the after hour vet line on easter weekend? I think it must be an infection....what should I do? How c… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 14 year old mare who is in good overall health. My
I have a 14 year old mare who is in good overall health. My riding of her is light this time of year in my arena - 1 or 2 times a week. My question has to do with something that has happened the last … read more
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I just rescued a Thoroughbred who came off of the track about
I just rescued a Thoroughbred who came off of the track about a month ago. He is skin stretched over bones, and seems to be lame all the way around. He has a badly swollen front fetlock, and the tops … read more
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