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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-15 10:58 PM (#7340042)
Subject: Finally some awesome progress... or not.



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For those that have followed my mare's lameness issues and my back issues I have an awesome update!

Today there was a local memorial barrel race today and I took the horses to have some fun. We had a blast! Ace was pretty full of himself but did well in exhibitions, unfortunately no videos. Serenity has remained sound for a while now so I FINALLY trusted her to just warm up and run and focused on staying out of her way. Unfortunately I forgot to push her. Lol. The result was a slow but beautiful run! Not perfect but way nicer then we had been doing! The icing on the cake is I'm not in agony after my very long and eventful day! That is HUGE progress with my back issues!

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GLP
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Posted 2017-04-15 11:10 PM (#7340045 - in reply to #7340042)
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Wow! I am so happy for you! I hope you continue to feel good, your mare stays sound and Ace continues to improve!

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2017-04-15 11:39 PM (#7340049 - in reply to #7340042)
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Goosebumps goosebumps goosebumps!!!! Our God is wonderful and answers prayers for four legged and two legged----I am beyond thrilled for you. Thank you God for this amazing update
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-16 9:05 AM (#7340061 - in reply to #7340042)
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Thank you! While I'm bummed we were so slow I am way more thankful that we made so much improvements and that I'm not in serious pain!

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2017-04-16 1:43 PM (#7340080 - in reply to #7340061)
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Stephanie I am so happy for you!!! These pictures made me cry happy tears for you and her.
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Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2017-04-16 3:18 PM (#7340090 - in reply to #7340042)
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Posted 2017-04-16 4:46 PM (#7340094 - in reply to #7340042)
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-20 10:55 PM (#7341057 - in reply to #7340042)
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With awesome progress comes awesome set backs. Even though Serenity didn't give any indication on Saturday of being sore or off at all and felt absolutely AMAZING, she was very sore Sunday. She was given Bute Sunday and Monday. Tuesday she was just slightly off but had some heat around both fetlock joints. X-rays revealed navicular changes to the front left foot, coffin bone changes to the front right, and a bone spur forming on her left stifle. The right stifle also flexed sore but no where near as bad as the left. Vet advised 3in wedge pads on both fronts and then reevaluate in 3 weeks. Then injections in the coffin joint and stifles at that time if needed, will most likely be needed. So what seemed like awesome progress was just my mare loving her job and trying her heart out.
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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2017-04-20 11:54 PM (#7341062 - in reply to #7341057)
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Serenity06 - 2017-04-20 10:55 PM

With awesome progress comes awesome set backs. Even though Serenity didn't give any indication on Saturday of being sore or off at all and felt absolutely AMAZING, she was very sore Sunday. She was given Bute Sunday and Monday. Tuesday she was just slightly off but had some heat around both fetlock joints. X-rays revealed navicular changes to the front left foot, coffin bone changes to the front right, and a bone spur forming on her left stifle. The right stifle also flexed sore but no where near as bad as the left. Vet advised 3in wedge pads on both fronts and then reevaluate in 3 weeks. Then injections in the coffin joint and stifles at that time if needed, will most likely be needed. So what seemed like awesome progress was just my mare loving her job and trying her heart out.

Bless her heart, gritty gritty girl giving her all for her momma
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-20 11:59 PM (#7341063 - in reply to #7341062)
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Chandler's Mom - 2017-04-20 10:54 PM

Serenity06 - 2017-04-20 10:55 PM

With awesome progress comes awesome set backs. Even though Serenity didn't give any indication on Saturday of being sore or off at all and felt absolutely AMAZING, she was very sore Sunday. She was given Bute Sunday and Monday. Tuesday she was just slightly off but had some heat around both fetlock joints. X-rays revealed navicular changes to the front left foot, coffin bone changes to the front right, and a bone spur forming on her left stifle. The right stifle also flexed sore but no where near as bad as the left. Vet advised 3in wedge pads on both fronts and then reevaluate in 3 weeks. Then injections in the coffin joint and stifles at that time if needed, will most likely be needed. So what seemed like awesome progress was just my mare loving her job and trying her heart out.

Bless her heart, gritty gritty girl giving her all for her momma

I just keep beating myself up over it. How could I not have known something was wrong??? But seriously, does she look sore at all in the video of that run? She sure didn't feel like it! :-(
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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2017-04-21 4:32 PM (#7341250 - in reply to #7341063)
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You know yourself certain horses will run three-legged and never show they hurt. That's how big their heart is and they love what they do. Don't feel bad--maybe this is what it took to get her looked at again and figure out what's going on at this point in time. She loves you and you love her. No grudges held

Hugs to you and her
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flyingcolors
Reg. Aug 2005
Posted 2017-04-21 4:33 PM (#7341252 - in reply to #7340061)
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Serenity06 - 2017-04-16 9:05 AM Thank you! While I'm bummed we were so slow I am way more thankful that we made so much improvements and that I'm not in serious pain!  photo FB_IMG_1492316803320_zpsvrsnivm2.jpg  photo FB_IMG_1492316806331_zpsyoabcmwl.jpg  photo FB_IMG_1492316808847_zpsdbx4pl57.jpg  photo FB_IMG_1492316811665_zps3m7qaajj.jpg
 If you were able to finish the day without issues for you or your horse what does it matter if you were slower than before.  You can say you did it and you both will be able to do it again tomorrow.
Pictures look GREAT, love the mare! 

 

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I'mlost
Reg. Feb 2016
Posted 2017-04-21 4:38 PM (#7341254 - in reply to #7340042)
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Love the smile on your face going around the barrels! My pics always show me grimacing makes me look like I'm miserable lol. Congrats and best wishes going forward!
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-21 5:39 PM (#7341265 - in reply to #7341252)
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flyingcolors - 2017-04-21 3:33 PM

Serenity06 - 2017-04-16 9:05 AM Thank you! While I'm bummed we were so slow I am way more thankful that we made so much improvements and that I'm not in serious pain!  photo FB_IMG_1492316803320_zpsvrsnivm2.jpg  photo FB_IMG_1492316806331_zpsyoabcmwl.jpg  photo FB_IMG_1492316808847_zpsdbx4pl57.jpg  photo FB_IMG_1492316811665_zps3m7qaajj.jpg
 If you were able to finish the day without issues for you or your horse what does it matter if you were slower than before.  You can say you did it and you both will be able to do it again tomorrow.
Pictures look GREAT, love the mare! 

 

Thank you! That was actually my exact view on it and I was beyond thrilled! Honestly that is the first time I FINALLY stayed out of my mare's way and let her work, minus my lack of setting her up properly for 1st barrel. Lol. Then Sunday morning I realized how sore she was :-( I just can't believe how awesome she felt and looked Saturday and then how lame she was Sunday! I've owned this mare for 9 years now and have done all her training (with some outside guidance when needed) and I can usually tell when she's off, there were absolutely NO signs Saturday. The amount of try and heart in this mare continues to astound me.

Hopefully now that I have some REAL answers as to why she keeps coming up lame we can now finally get a handle on it and help her!
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-21 5:41 PM (#7341266 - in reply to #7341254)
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I'mlost - 2017-04-21 3:38 PM

Love the smile on your face going around the barrels! My pics always show me grimacing makes me look like I'm miserable lol. Congrats and best wishes going forward!

I think these are the very first pics of me smiling honestly! I had a blast! My last run on this mare I was in completely agony with my back. It showed in our horrible run and in the pics. Usually I have a weird look on my face. Lol

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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2017-04-21 5:55 PM (#7341270 - in reply to #7341250)
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Chandler's Mom - 2017-04-21 3:32 PM

You know yourself certain horses will run three-legged and never show they hurt. That's how big their heart is and they love what they do. Don't feel bad--maybe this is what it took to get her looked at again and figure out what's going on at this point in time. She loves you and you love her. No grudges held

Hugs to you and her

Thank you! You're right. This is what it took to get her back to the vet. I thought she was fine out in the pasture. This mare has given her all to me every single time I have asked, now it's my turn to do everything I can for her. Now that I finally have some real answers we have a plan! The vet is hopeful that we caught everything soon enough that we can stop the progression in her feet or at least slow it down. I'm really worried about the left stifle. She was protesting flexing it at all and I was pretty positive she was going to lay into the vet for insisting she hold it there. She about fell over when he released that leg and she went trotting off she was just that lame on it! Their grit is a blessing and a curse.

Ace's front feet grow just like hers so he has an appointment to get a lameness exam as a precautionary step and to get x-rays of his feet so we make sure he is being shod properly, which I don't think he is. He'll probably need a wedge while we fix his feet as well. He has no I'd i cations of being off or lame but I want to prevent as much as possible!
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Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2017-04-21 6:00 PM (#7341271 - in reply to #7340090)
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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2017-04-21 9:55 PM (#7341308 - in reply to #7341270)
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Serenity06 - 2017-04-21 5:55 PM

Chandler's Mom - 2017-04-21 3:32 PM

You know yourself certain horses will run three-legged and never show they hurt. That's how big their heart is and they love what they do. Don't feel bad--maybe this is what it took to get her looked at again and figure out what's going on at this point in time. She loves you and you love her. No grudges held

Hugs to you and her

Thank you! You're right. This is what it took to get her back to the vet. I thought she was fine out in the pasture. This mare has given her all to me every single time I have asked, now it's my turn to do everything I can for her. Now that I finally have some real answers we have a plan! The vet is hopeful that we caught everything soon enough that we can stop the progression in her feet or at least slow it down. I'm really worried about the left stifle. She was protesting flexing it at all and I was pretty positive she was going to lay into the vet for insisting she hold it there. She about fell over when he released that leg and she went trotting off she was just that lame on it! Their grit is a blessing and a curse.

Ace's front feet grow just like hers so he has an appointment to get a lameness exam as a precautionary step and to get x-rays of his feet so we make sure he is being shod properly, which I don't think he is. He'll probably need a wedge while we fix his feet as well. He has no I'd i cations of being off or lame but I want to prevent as much as possible!

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