Head sway flare up

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  • cleo_hampton Original Poster
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    No one will probably have an answer, but suggestions are great.
    My 12 year old Paint/Quarter mare, who I have had for about a year now just recently had a flare up of tilting her head to the right side when she moves (walk, trot, etc), never when she standing still. This has happened twice before, but only since last spring and fall.
    Any suggestions to why she might just do this once in awhile? It is very odd for her to tilt her head consistently to the right when walking, and it seems she can’t help it but she knows she is doing it. Last time it happened it went away after a few days and never came back until a few months later, and now its happening again.

    I am thinking it might be a flare up of lyme disease or something. She is very very stoic and nothing can be noticed of bothering her until she lets it show. Like now for instance. She is on supplements, and is worked daily light to medium workout depending on who is riding her, with one day off a week. Nothing wrong with her or any issues besides this weird tilt head thingy.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cleo

    pheets pheets
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    Maybe a bad or loose tooth?

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

    cleo_hampton Original Poster
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    I thought that too, but I had gotten her teeth done a few months after last year when she had the same symptoms. The vet said there was nothing wrong with her teeth, and no abscesses. :-/ Guess I’ll just have the vet look at her! just to make sure ๐Ÿ™‚

    pheets pheets
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    Might be a big grasp of a straw but maybe a chiropractor can shed some light, or a body worker/masseusse?

    Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.

    Joan Fry
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    Can the vet test her to see if the problem is neurological? You said she acts as though she “can’t help it.” After a freak accident, one of my horses went lame. Eventually he didn’t know where his hind legs were. Thankfully your mare’s condition doesn’t sound that serious. Is she in pain?

    ShilohsGirl ShilohsGirl
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    My horse always has trouble bending to the left, just because she is green, and if she is stiff, of I haven’t done bending exercises to make her more supple, she will get really bad… maybe that could be it?

    "Think of riding as a science, but love it as an art" ~George Morris

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