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Liliana Velasco Ariza
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Username: liliana

Post Number: 475
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009 - 12:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi again,

Scarlett is a rescue mare that I've had for about 7 years, she was very ill treated has a Julia Roberts smile as she was pulled so hard that her mouth has an extra 2 inches on each side, apparently she reared the rider pulled her on the mouth and she fell backwards, she had a very swollen hock on arrival, I think she has a back injury as another story is that there was a trailer accident and she was thrown out.

I will never know for sure, all I know is that even after seven years with me she is still petrified of humans, very nervous, when I try to check her over she trembles and breaks into a sweat so it is not easy to check her over, and I prefer not to upset her too much, she is very sweet natured really she is just tremendously scared emotionally.
Anyway history over, she started walking funny about a week ago, left hind and front specially in the morning, now sometimes is the front and sometimes the back, I checked her hooves in case of a stone and she lifted all four feet no problem and they seemed fine, no heat no swelling.
Could it be arthritis? Vets are not an option as you know.

I wish I had a camera so I could take a video!

Thank you all in advance for any comments

Liliana
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Friday, Aug 14, 2009 - 3:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Liliana,
There is no way to make a diagnosis from your description. The article Diseases of Horses » Lameness » Localizing Lameness in the Horse will help you pick out a painful leg and determine where in the leg the horse is lame.
DrO
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Liliana Velasco Ariza
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Post Number: 478
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Friday, Aug 14, 2009 - 6:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you so much Dr. O

I know it is frustrating and sometimes difficult to give an opinion at the distance for me too although I am not participating like before the information on this site is so vast and great that I read b4 I write. But the fact that it was both legs on the same side and then intermittent puzzled me and I worried it might be a back injury or something

Apparently what happened is that a car backing up banged her hence the lameness on both legs, same side, I only just found out, thank God she is gradually getting better,

Thanks again and THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE!!!!!!!
Liliana
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KATHLEEN WHEAT
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Post Number: 834
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Friday, Aug 14, 2009 - 6:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Liliana,
Wow. Thankfully she wasn't injured more seriously. How in the world did a car back into her?
Kathleen
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Liliana Velasco Ariza
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Username: liliana

Post Number: 479
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Friday, Aug 14, 2009 - 5:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Kathleen,

It was a silly feed delivery guy, he said that he said that he was backing up and she came out of the jungle and he did not see her, although it is possible they know all the animals are wondering free and they must be careful, thank God he was going very slow and at least he accepted his fault which made it easier to take care of her she really is such a sweet nature girl in spite of all the horrible things that happened to her in the past.
Another story of her background is that she was born in the mountains of Veracruz and ranged free till she was about 5 when the owner decided to sell her, she was lassoed, brought to the barn knocked on the ground and held down by having a man sit on her neck while they nailed the shoes on, saddle with a 50 kg bag of cement or something of the kind, she bucked until she got tired and then sold on as a backed horse, hence the rearing when she was ridden for the first time, and that was the beginning of her nightmare.
Some people are just crazy and stupid,
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Liliana Velasco Ariza
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Post Number: 480
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Posted on Friday, Aug 14, 2009 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post



This our Scarlett, not your clasic look but very much loved
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KATHLEEN WHEAT
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Posted on Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Liliana,
Maybe not classic, but beauty is in the heart and I'll bet she has a huge heart.
Kathleen
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Liliana Velasco Ariza
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Post Number: 481
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 - 2:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

That she does, she is very sweet, can you imagine the horrid things that she went through if after seven years she still is a bag of nerves! I just hope we find a way of keeping the sanctuary afloat.

Thank you for your kind words
Liliana
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