I have a mare, my first pony. she was amazing! then she injured her back i the field and was on rest for a month. when the vet cleared her i began to ride her again and she didnt want to go forward and she would consistently get strides and she just kept getting worse and worse. we got her scoped for ulcers and tried a few saddles and got her hocks injected. she loves to jump and is for sale because im too big for her. but she bucks when u apply leg and i know something is wrong but i dont know what to do! PLEASE HELP!!
This is a vet issue. Can you have her spine x-rayed? Have you considered a chiro? Can you keep her just as a pasture horse if she is not sound enough to sell? I don’t quite understand what you mean by “she would consistently get strides” – could you clarify that?
the vet doesnt know. she has mild kissing spine but the vet doesnt think that is the problem…she had few chiro visits, nothing helped. and the stries…. i mean she does not get the set amount of strides between jumps and this is because she doessnt go forward when i ask. no she cannot be a pasture horse
Not all horses get the same amount of strides between jumps. Is she sound for flat work? If so, make it clear when selling her that she cannot be jumped. Not everyone is looking to jump, so you just need to be more selective about her new owner to be.
Some vets have also had training as equine chiropractors, but this is a relatively new field, & not all vets can spot a horse who is out of alignment, much less have the training to get the horse back into alignment. Horses get out of alignment much more easily and frequently than has been realized until the last 10 years or so, with the result than not all vets even consider the problem to possibly be one of alignment.
Have your vet check her for a cyst on her ovaries or a granulosa cell tumour. These grow on some mares ovaries and they display symptoms such as what your mare is doing. This problem is easily taken care of most the time. And really isn’t as scary as it sounds.
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