Bit of Blaze update

madhector

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Well most of you know that Blaze trotted up lame on his near fore last week, the farrier came out today to reshoe him and see if he could find any pus, bruising etc...

Unfortuently there was nothing to find, so Blaze is off to the AHT as soon as they can give me an apointment.

So far it isnt looking too good, have noticed several things and a few things from before seem more significant now...


1) lame on near fore last thursday and has been ever since (but only slightly)

2) funny turning both to the left and to the right on the concrete

3) was slightly choppy and tense in his trot work over the last week including in the dressage at his last event at Aston Le Walls

4) seems to be tripping alot at the moment

5) when he was standing while I was walking the SJing course 2 weeks ago he kept shifting from leg to leg infront, which he has never done before

6) noticed he is clicking somewhere, but think that might be behind


Any guesses?! Ideas on a postcard - finding it very hard to be positive at the moment!
 

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no idea what it could be (am useless with lameness) but pointless speculating about it until the vet has seen him...you'll only end up imagining that its worse than it is...fingers crossed for a speedy solution...
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hopefully its just a tweek and taking a little bit of time to settle and in the mean time he's just playing a bit of a cruel game with you so he can have a nice little holiday but really he's 100% sound
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im convinced mine do it all the time

so sending positive >>>>vibes<<<< your way
 

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Oh dear!!! Do hope its nothing serious!!

How good are his feet? Do you have any photos of them? Long/poorly balanced feet could explain the tripping. Are his heels good? ( not too flat) if the heel angle is not too good then he could be suffering from concussion. Either way, it does sound like concussion actually ( fingers crossed thats all it is!!)
 

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Doubt the clicking is significant, it rarely means anything.

concussion is the most obvious. But navicular is the first thing to spring to mind (sorry). Agree about looking at the heels, if they are too low then its probably a shoeing issue. Hoof testers and nerve blocks should narrow it down. Fingers crossed its nothing that can't be figured out with good shoeing. Chin up.
 

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No ideas but Huge huge vibes for you two... fingers crossed its nothing. Hugs and hoping for the best.
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Have no idea what it could be but just wanted to send the get well soon vibes and a hug to you
 

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After all your trouble with Jerry i guess its hard to be positive but I would try
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Fingers crossed its nothing too sinister.
 

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B*gger -was hoping for better news, but agree with FMC, just get him to the AHT asap and let them find out what it is.....really hope its nothing serious.

Lovely to meet you at the weekend, you don't deserve anymore bad luck. Take care.
 

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Yes, google can be the worst thing at these times, so try not to second-guess - easier said than done, I know!

I do have to ask though - have you actually put chocolate IN your strong drink? I'm not sure I like the sound of that
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Sounds like Grace a bit a go and hers was the angle of her foot... looked not too bad from the outside but when xrayed was quite flat hence the slight unlevelness, through concussion!

Fingers crossed
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[ QUOTE ]
1. Stop analysis

2. Book in to AHT asap.

3. Stiff drink.

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[/ QUOTE ]

ok so you've already done this....do the 3rd again?

Hope it's nothing x
 

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Hopefully it's just foot balance which should show up on x-rays and be easily solvable with some excellent (and pricey!) farriery.
Worst case scenario it sounds like he may have something going on in his front feet
 

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You poor thing - try not to worry. Mine missed the whole of the beginning of last season due to foot problems. The vet was convinced it was in the foot - farrier refused to accept that there was anything wrong and was implying something far more serious. Any way after a month of box rest we used a different farrier from Total Foot Protection which specialise in natural balance shoes - he rasped the sole of his foot further than vet or old farrier and found a heamotoma (sorry bad spelling). This was caused by imbalance from poor farrier. Old farrier got the sack and have used this one ever since who is amazing!!! Horse used to have at least 3/4 down showjumping now has 4pens and moves so much better in the dressage. Hopefully it will be something easily sortable like mine was. All fingers crossed.
 

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QR sorry to hear he is still not right.. apart from the shifting weight thing, my boy had had very similar symptoms a few weeks ago and it was due to concussion on the hard ground. (he had spent the best part of a week hooning round the field due to new yard).. he is right as rain now.
fingers crossed it is something simple and you are back on board soon..
 
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