Recent content by sye777

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    OCD stifle - going on to develop degenerative joint disease?

    Hi I had a similar problem with my boy. My outcome was the worst case and I truly wouldnt wish it on anyone but am aware how unlucky we were and that we were simply too late. My previous posts would outline in more detail the problems I had but basically it was only through having the...
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    Stifle Injury experiences please

    My boy wasnt working correctly; dragging hind toes, stumbling on fronts, not happy going down hills, cow kicking etc This is a very very honest horse who thrives on work. Excellent jumper (1.40m) and up to injury winning dressage leagues. Following extensive investigations, nerve blocks...
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    General Anasthetic - Stifle Athroscopy Rehab.

    Hi sorry to hear your horse is having stifle arthroscopy. May I ask why? has he OCD or other problem? My boy had bilateral stifle arthroscopy in June. Nothing terrible had shown on his scans or xrays but it was suspected ocd. He had endured a lot of investigations to get to this point...
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    stifle arthroscopy

    Thankyou all so much for your replies and experiences. We now have the date for surgery but not for another week owing to holidays (not mine)!! Izzwizz thankyou its great to know your horse has recovered and rest assured I have googled like a mad woman but just wanted some first hand...
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    stifle arthroscopy

    Well following my boys lameness work up, nerve blocking, xrays, scans and steroid injections into both stifles and the joy of 6.5 weeks box rest the bad news is he has deteriorated. So tomorrow I get the date for his arthroscopy (bilateral). All I have been told is that until they go in they...
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    Stifle bone changes

    Thankyou CBFan have just been reading up on ocd lesions and does sound similar to his diagnosis and treatment but am going to ask vet tomorrow when looking at my mare! They have mentioned a scope type surgery and IRAP if the injections dont work. Having seen his xrays and scans I know the...
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    sacroilliac pain

    OOOh just posted below about bone changes in my boys stifles which vets were worried about being sarcoilliac damage until the stifles were checked. His main symptons are on my post. Hope it helps!
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    Stifle bone changes

    Have kind of put off posting this as part of me would rather not know however having had my only working horsey stapled back together today I am numb to most things! Have had intermittent hind leg problem with my boy which has resulted in him dragging his toes very badly, unable to walk down...
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    Frustrated with lameness

    Go with your gut reaction, you know your horse and sadly I do speak from experience. Could be anything including as was the case for us the vertebrae not kissing exactly but almost touching owing to arthritic changes. Tildren has been a godsend for this horse who had never been sick or sorry...
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    Turn on the forehand

    Easiest to walk along next to arena wall with your schooling whip in outside hand. Halt, leg on as if to go forward and ask for half halt (dont pull round!) so front legs start marching, outside leg back to push quarters over with stick for back up, inside leg and hand control impulsion and...
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    Using Oxyshot for the first time

    I've used it twice on the very spooky tense TB whom magic has not touched the sides of! He had to be trailered alone to a huge show and had only ever been boxed before! I was very impressed, same sharp horse but not silly. I then used it again with him for a smaller show but didnt notice any...
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    Position - help/suggestions for tilting please! (pics)

    Really simple way to make you sit more upright is to push the peak of your hat down or tuck a tissue in the front of your hat to make a visor effect. You will automaticaly have to lift your chin and pull your shoulders back to see where you are going!
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    Draw reins...opinions please

    Yes you can change him without the draw reins! I would suggest you have a lesson with the best dressage instructor you can find locally and be ready for the burn!!! I done the exact thing this week and learnt a lot. Best advice I was given was that I had to change the way I rode him as he has...
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    Calmers- Aconite- Homeopathic help

    Hi Sorry cannot help re the Aconite but have been researching calmers recently for one of my boys. You could have a look at Horse First Relax Me. It works on the gut/digestion and may be beneficial. I have had a nightmare trying to buy it and have spoken to Paddy at Horsefirst at length...
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    Masterbronze my apologies as my comments are not directed at you but are directed at the person concerned. Good schooling and the corrct horse are the only way. You believe the horse is capable then they should pay the money and get the help and instruction required. Totally p's me off any...