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Recently my horse had seemed uncomfortable with his hind end.
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I purchased a coming six yr old appendix QH who was ridden
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I have a six year old Quarter horse that came in lame on a
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i have a horse when he walks the one back leg walks straight
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I have a 7 year old icelandic horse that is left hip sometimes
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stop at the trot hold his right hind leg up and shake it to the side.
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thoroughbred: 13 year old..walking..hes has been on bute..supplement
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I have a 13 year old Quarter Horse Gelding that is stiff in
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gelding: bred..mild patella lock in one hind leg..He drags both feet
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hi my horse is showing signs of near hind lameness.i have done
hi my horse is showing signs of near hind lameness.i have done gentle flexion with no complaints.wen i pushed against his hip he fell away from me.it is most noticeable wen he is trotting as his leg g… read more
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gelding: left hind leg..gentle trot canter work when I..improving
Hi I have a 2 year old thouroughbred gelding who has became lame in his left hind leg. I keeped him in gentle trot canter work when I first noticed it as he would work out of it. He seem to be reasona… read more
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I have a western pleasure horese , I was told ( by a person
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