Week #2

This stunning 6 year old sorrel 14.1 hand mare was rescued from the feedlot in May 2006. She has been started under saddle and is available for adoption to the perfect home.

Postby myhorsefaith on Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:59 pm

well, she's not any worse today. still off- but not 3 legged.

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Postby tmoore on Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:39 pm

I just logged in and saw this post, bummer about Class being off. I would think an abcess or a slight bruise might be the culprit, or maybe she just strained something in her leg goofing around - when she plays, she plays hard!!

I don't think she has been on grass long enough and the grass in the pictures doesn't look abundant enough to cause a problem for her at this point. When I brought her home from the lot post quarantine and started working her in the arena, she was really sore on her front feet. Dr Hannah did an exam and felt that she had possibly foundered in the past, but wasn't convinced that the lack of proper trimming might also be causing her to be sore. She said that if Class didn't improve then it would be wise to get x-rays done to determine if any rotation occured in her coffin bones. After her feet got trimmed on a more regular basis and as she started receiving good nutrition she improved dramatically.

Cat, I agree with you that Class could be another Connor in the making! Perhaps when she is sound again, it might be interesting to see see if she has an aptitude for jumping - she just might be a h/j pony :lol:
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Postby myhorsefaith on Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:44 pm

a fancy h/j pony!!! :D

OMG- some of the boarders at the barn saw me, Julie with Class & Dr Hannah and commented about just how cute she is.

Dr Hannah came out- Julie will have the details to post when she gets a chance. Class was much much better today. we did a flexion test and also some longeing and then i hopped on to show her the reaction while undersaddle.

Long story short, we're gonna give her a week off to heal.

Class is such a cutie. I was very proud of her today- Dr Hannah longed her with no issue and I rode her bareback at w/t in a halter while there were 2 horses at one end of the arena. Miss Class did exactly what was asked of her.
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Postby Juliane on Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:24 pm

Yep, Class was a superstar today! I was very proud of her, and even Hannah commented on how great Class was being ridden in a halter and leadrope, bareback, around a busy arena! Both Ally and Class are amazing together!

I wasn't with Ally to hear the full report from Dr. Hannah after the lameness exam, but it sounds like there was no obvious swelling, heat or pain responses. Hannah did flexion tests and used the hoof tester - Class passed all of the tests. So, Dr. Hannah suggested giving Class a week off of training and then start again next weekend. Hopefully Class will be fine then!

I personally think she deserves this week off - she's made amazing progress with Ally, so this is her reward :P Here's a couple pics - I took video too but need to work on converting it :)

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Postby myhorsefaith on Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:02 am

oops- thought you heard. Dr Hannah sends reports via email, so i'm sure we'll get that soon.

But basically, she doesnt think it is anything serious. the hoof testers yielded nothing, the flexion test seemed ok, too, though i didnt see much as i was running along side her. Class may have done something silly outside or something- but it looks as if its getting better.

one thing dr Hannah did say is that her range of motion in her knees isn't stellar- but that it shouldnt be a problem for riding or anything- and she didnt think that was the cause of the lameness.

I have some joint supplement in my collections and i asked Dr Hannah if i should try it. she said it certainly wouldnt hurt- but not necessary either. So i may try it just cuz i have it.

YAY! the wee one is doing so well. 8)
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Postby Juliane on Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:11 am

Yea, I knew she sent the official reports via email, but that usually takes a few days :)

I wonder if Class' knees are anything to be concerned about - in regards to putting her over jumps? Shadow's knees click really loudly when he moves... Maybe he needs to be started on a joint supplement too? ROFL!
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