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Re: locking stifle

Postby cow pollinater » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:58 pm

There are to many good ones out there to justify staying married to a bad one. That sucks but I think you need to start looking for something else and get rid of him if he's not going to get it done for you.
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Re: locking stifle

Postby cross_7 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:04 pm

cow pollinater wrote:There are to many good ones out there to justify staying married to a bad one. That sucks but I think you need to start looking for something else and get rid of him if he's not going to get it done for you.


i don't have the heart to do anything with him.
if i thought someone would want a pet i'd let him go but i couldn't do anything else with him
i guess he may become a pasture ornament
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Re: locking stifle

Postby cross_7 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:19 pm

The last time I had his feet trimmed I had read to shorten the toe and have a higher heel but that made things worse.
It's been a while and his feet need trimmed(not sure that is a factor) I am riding him and he wants to work and I have a 5 wt bull that won't cooperate and he handles him without his stifle catching.
So just to test him I lope him around some and he seems to be cured and about that time it sticks, just a little, but still a little sticky.
I have an appointment made with the vet but he seems to be better
Do I have the procedure done or give him more time(I have had him 6 months or so)
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Re: locking stifle

Postby cross_7 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:32 pm

I kicked around and decided to have it done.
Surgery tomorrow, hope it works
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Re: locking stifle

Postby chippie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:27 am

I hope that it helps him too. Good vibes headed your horse's way.
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Re: locking stifle

Postby cross_7 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:58 pm

Got it done
Vet seemed to think it would fix the problem without having to sever the tendon
1 week stall rest
3 weeks in small lot
Then few weeks of light riding
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Re: locking stifle

Postby chippie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:26 pm

awesome. Please keep us updated.
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Re: locking stifle

Postby cross_7 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 pm

He is uncomfortable and must think I did it.
He is pizzed at me, when I walk up to him he lays his ears back acts like he wants to bite.
I had a tough time giving him bute when he didn't want it or me around him
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Re: locking stifle

Postby chippie » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:48 am

How's he doing after a week? Better I hope.
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Re: locking stifle

Postby cross_7 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:16 pm

It's been 5 weeks and today was the 1st ride.
Something wassn't right from the start.
Walked him through the pasture for about a mile and just couldn't tell what was wrong.
Started back to the barn and he seemed fatigued, slow, uninterested or I don't know.
I had fed the cows there at the barn in the lot before we left, so I was pushing them back out to pasture.
One calf cutback in behind us so I very carfully trotted him after the calf and he has a bad limp on the same leg.
Funny thing is just before I caught and saddled him I had turned on the siren to call the cows and he came running and bucking like a colt.
He seemed to be on the mend but the limp has me worried
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Re: locking stifle

Postby chippie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:58 pm

I would give him at least 6 months recovery time. Bearing your weight could be putting a bit of stress on the injury.
Horses are put on stall rest because they don't think like people. An injured person knows not to do something because it will hurt and not heal.
A horse that feels good, will run and play and then be sore later.
I hope that he will be OK.
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