Know Your Horses’ Legs

Lame.  That word we all dread.  Lame.  Permanently, temporarily…it puts our horse on the sideline.  For some horses it means the end.   Know your horse’s legs.  Know how your horse should feel beneath you at various gaits.  If something feels different, or off, know to stop.  Know to take some time and figure out what to do to help your horse.

Learn Which of your Horse’s Legs is Lame
Source document: http://www.equisearch.com/article/whichleg_012405-13008

Ten Early Warning Signs of Laminitis
Source document: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35322/10-early-warning-signs-of-laminitis

Detecting Lameness
Source document:http://eclectic-horseman.com/detecting-lameness-in-your-horse-part-1/

How to tell if your horse is sore on the front or the back leg
Source document:http://horses.about.com/od/basiccare/qt/headingbobbinglame.htm

What to do when your horse is lame
Source document:http://equimed.com/health-centers/lameness/articles/what-to-do-when-your-horse-is-lame

Five Common Sport Horse Injuries
Source document: http://practicalhorsemanmag.com/article/5-common-sport-horse-injuries-11606

Equine Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Source document: http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-health/tendon-ligament-injuries-26594.aspx

Bandages Boots & Wraps
Source document: http://cha-ahse.org/store/blog/keeping_horse_legs.html

The Importance of Hoof Balance
Source document: http://www.equipodiatry.com/hoofbal.htm

Hoof Capsule Distortion
Source document: http://www.roodandriddle.com/hoofcapsuledistortion.html 

Common Hoof Problems
Source document:http://www.pioneerequine.com/pdf/hoofproblems.pdf 
 
 

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