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Kissing Spine Rehab

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Reg. Jan 2014
Posted 2024-02-12 11:59 PM
Subject: Kissing Spine Rehab


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My horse is 5 weeks post surgery for a single spinous ostectomy with no ligament snip for Kissing Spine. Discharge instructions were to hand walk for two weeks then start lunging and going over ground poles. My horse has been completely obnoxious on a lunge line, running, bucking and rearing. I have sent updates and video to the equine hospital and have been told everything is ok but I am so worried she's going to do something to make it to where she won't recover from it correctly. Has anyone else gone through something similar and had them be fine? Thankful it was only one area that needed to be done but still nervous and worried. 

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Reg. May 2004
Posted 2024-02-13 8:35 AM
Subject: RE: Kissing Spine Rehab

Military family

Keeper of the King Snake

Posts: 7535
Location: Dubach, LA

Yep. Mine snatched away from me during hand walking one week in. Tore off running and bucking. Good luck. 

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Reg. Jan 2014
Posted 2024-02-14 12:40 AM
Subject: RE: Kissing Spine Rehab


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Did he/she still make a full recovery?

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Reg. Jan 2007
Posted 2024-02-14 8:47 AM
Subject: RE: Kissing Spine Rehab

Nothing Comes Easy

Posts: 2352
Location: Texas

My mare is almost 2 years post kissing spine surgery, and she seems to be doing well. She was given 2 weeks stall rest, and then confined turn out for a while. My mare is very playful and expressive. She tends to spend most of her time in the air. I found that she was pretty self aware, and as she got stronger, she obviously felt better. I wouldn't be too concerned. My mare had 7 spaces done and is doing great still. 

I found that my mare was a little wild initially because she didn't have the muscle, ability collect or balance. Horses tend to speed up when they're not in balance.

With the lunging you may start with smaller tighter circles to maintain control. Work on perfect circles with your horse using you like a barrel, getting a good bend in their body and driving the hind end at a walk and a jog as your horse goes around you. Use a carrot stick for encouragement if needed. This will help build those needed muscles for collection and lift.

If you find that they're a little wild over the ground poles, you might just try them in hand first, walking at their side. There is an instagram page called Equinebodyworkonline. They have several ground pole exercises that are beneficial. 



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Reg. Mar 2008
Posted 2024-02-16 6:21 PM
Subject: RE: Kissing Spine Rehab

Ima Non Controversial Girl

Posts: 4168
Location: where the wind blows

Mine had surgery Jan 5. I was instructed to hand walk 30 min twice a day. 2 weeks in she was a handful some days. One day she got away from me and tore off running and bucking home. ?? 

She's now at a rehab facility getting worked in a pesoas and the aqua tread. Sounds like she's a bit fractious there some days too but then settles into her workout. 

I was a bit worried too about her hurting herself but decided I couldn't do much about it. 

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