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Why is my Horse Lame?

Ergh why is my horse lame?! It’s the age old question isn’t it.

You know the saying “if you look at it long enough you’ll find a lameness” well it’s kinda the same with trying to find out why right?

You have an idea look at them a bit more, perhaps lunge them and then you change your mind?

Am I right?

The more you think about it the more uncertain you become?

So what’s the answer you ask? …. It’s quite simple really ask your vet!

Your vet is the only person who can tell you why your horse is lame, no one else can diagnose your horse… even if they tell you they can they are not insured or qualified to do so.

But what if you don’t feel like your horse's lameness is serious enough for a vet visit? Or perhaps you’re waiting for a zone day to come along. So what can you do in the meantime?

Well that really depends on on the severity of the lameness and of course its cause.

So first things first you need to know the common injuries so you have an idea of what signs to look out for. Not only will this help you until your vet can visit but it will also help reduce the length of your vets visit and therefore help keep your horse calm. But better yet if you know the common signs and progression of each injury and condition you can help prevent them occuring in the first place.

So how can you learn all that without spending thousands on a veterinary degree?

You can watch our Common Injuries webinar for only £4.99! Here’s the link

There's a number of different injuries that can occur to our horses and these largely vary due to the sport they complete.

We all know that sinking feeling when we bring our horse in all ready to train and they're lame! Sod's law!

But what if I told you there are often early signs to these injuries which you might have missed if you knew the signs could you have avoided the huge vet bills and time off? Could you have prevented your horse's pain?

As horse owners, we all would do anything to prevent our beloved horses getting injured. And this is the first step.... Knowing the common injuries and the signs you might see in your horse.

Plus better yet... learning how to prevent these injuries. Win win!

Watch the replay now you can find the link on page 2 of your workbook its the same as the live link and will remain live forever!

Watch now and learn all about:

  • Navicular

  • Carpal synovitis

  • Suspensory ligament desmitis

  • Thoracolumbar pain

  • Sacroiliac joint pain

  • Windgalls

  • Digital flexor tenosynovitis of the superficial and deep digital flexors

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Fractures

  • Stifle injuries

  • Pelvis injuries

  • Cranial cruciate ligament rupture

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Lacerations

  • Kissing spines

  • Exertional rhabdomyolysis

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