Poll

Equine Lameness Concerns

What are your biggest lameness concerns for your horse?

Hocks
18%
135
Feet
28%
209
Ankle/pastern/fetlocks
16%
120
Knees
6%
49
Back and neck
11%
82
None, my horse is sound!
13%
101
Other (please specify)
8%
59

Total votes cast: 755

Comments & Write-in Answers

stifle

8/28/2017 9:28:22 PM

Stifles & SI

8/28/2017 8:52:47 PM

None, thankfully, but as he ages, I've become concerned about arthritis.

8/28/2017 8:45:54 PM

History of suspensory injury. Always cautious!

8/28/2017 7:13:43 PM

Pony has hock issues, mare has ankle/pastern, and baby has none!

8/28/2017 5:54:36 PM

tendons and ligaments

8/28/2017 5:40:17 PM

Laminitis from Cushing's

8/28/2017 3:09:41 PM

Legs

8/28/2017 2:25:41 PM

Stifles

8/27/2017 11:51:00 PM

Instability in limbs

8/27/2017 11:10:06 PM

Rear muscle mass

8/27/2017 6:50:00 PM

My horse has club feet so feet are my biggest concern.

8/27/2017 3:34:42 PM

spavin

8/27/2017 11:51:22 AM

23

8/26/2017 6:20:13 PM

My gelding has Typical OTTB feet

8/26/2017 12:01:22 PM

shoulder injury

8/26/2017 11:48:13 AM

Navicular for 12 yrs. At 27 arthritis is a major concern. Slow warm-ups &light work to keep him goi

8/26/2017 10:51:48 AM

Laminitis

8/26/2017 10:06:51 AM

Stifle

8/26/2017 7:46:35 AM

My 27 yr old TB has sub luxated right pastern. Its a lot of work keeping him comfortable

8/26/2017 1:21:14 AM

My young, but permanently retired, mare suffers from a subchondral cystic lesion of the stifle.

8/26/2017 12:02:14 AM

She has bilateral club feet so has frequent farrier visits & care taken to keep her sound. so

8/25/2017 8:46:56 PM

bowed tendon

8/25/2017 5:36:32 PM

This has always been a problem for us.

8/25/2017 1:27:10 PM

Shoulders

8/25/2017 1:20:56 PM

Front feet complications from past laminitis, back from dressage, and hips from pasture play

8/25/2017 1:04:28 PM

hip, coxofemoral joint... very little info out there and seen it more then once

8/25/2017 10:04:49 AM

Stifles

8/25/2017 9:35:16 AM

He has EMS

8/25/2017 9:12:18 AM

white line disease, laminitis..

8/25/2017 7:46:20 AM

Laminitis

8/25/2017 6:50:52 AM

I strive to maintain 100% soundness in all areas. They're seniors and deserve the BEST!

8/25/2017 3:07:33 AM

stifles

8/25/2017 1:21:08 AM

She is sound but has always had a creaking sound in her stifles.

8/25/2017 12:29:03 AM

Feet, but only because they require regular maintenance.

8/24/2017 11:02:40 PM

Long cannon bones, racing career = fusing hocks

8/24/2017 10:38:13 PM

Laminitis

8/24/2017 8:57:35 PM

tendons

8/24/2017 5:44:36 PM

stifle

8/24/2017 4:58:19 PM

Mare and gelding both sound. But always concerned with keeping them that way!

8/24/2017 4:58:19 PM

Stifle arthritis

8/24/2017 2:47:49 PM

My 28 year old mare has generalized arthritis with many creaky joints

8/24/2017 1:27:19 PM

stifle

8/24/2017 9:22:43 AM

Current horse is sound 4 yr old. Previous horses-fetlock, hocks, back/neck injuries (over many yrs)

8/23/2017 8:50:53 PM

raced until 9 years old. At 21 has damaged knee

8/23/2017 8:36:26 PM

Navicular and stifle

8/23/2017 8:10:36 PM

Compensation for bad hocks causing back pain

8/23/2017 6:52:42 PM

I have ponies, none foundered!

8/23/2017 5:53:17 PM

Navicular, laminated and rotating pedal bone but still mostly sound and in gentle work

8/23/2017 5:19:24 PM

I have a 15 yo with ringbone, and a 17 yo with old tendon injury.

8/23/2017 5:08:02 PM

Recumbant yearlings knee injured by dam stepping on it.

8/23/2017 5:05:42 PM

Altho all choices are important, I almost lost my mare from a front hoof wall that was thinning.

8/23/2017 4:43:13 PM

back & hocks for my hunter; hoof (navicular bone) for my navicular horse

8/23/2017 4:42:07 PM

tendons

8/23/2017 4:30:18 PM

stifle

8/23/2017 3:29:10 PM

Tendons

8/23/2017 1:02:36 PM

After racing for five years and at age 21, they're all a concern for my gelding!

8/23/2017 12:47:52 PM

Obsure lameness as the result of tick borne diease

8/23/2017 12:25:01 PM

Laminitis

8/23/2017 10:54:36 AM

Hips

8/23/2017 10:42:18 AM

I've been lucky

8/23/2017 9:31:24 AM

One has angular limb deformity of pastern, 7 year old has swollen joint capsules in hocks.

8/23/2017 9:02:16 AM

I have had my horse for 19 years (since she was a foal) and she's been sound up until last year!

8/23/2017 8:57:37 AM

SI Joint

8/23/2017 7:41:58 AM

stifles

8/22/2017 8:41:35 PM

My mare has high ring bone, but we seem to be managing pretty well.

8/22/2017 7:39:32 PM

ponies can founder easy so a lot of them have bad feet ,mine are sound

8/22/2017 7:17:43 PM

It's hard to find a good farrier where I live.

8/22/2017 7:02:52 PM

Pssm

8/22/2017 5:30:11 PM

I've been very lucky. Very sturdy conformation. No history of lameness.

8/22/2017 5:02:08 PM

Feet.....my horses are barefoot so I am always managing their feet.

8/22/2017 4:34:32 PM

white line!

8/22/2017 4:27:17 PM

stifle

8/22/2017 4:12:13 PM

The mare I ride is sound, but my older girl has navicular issues. I don't ride her-she's retired.

8/22/2017 1:48:30 PM

Stifles

8/22/2017 1:35:39 PM

My 16 year old is very sound now, but hocks are the concern as she ages.

8/22/2017 12:46:42 PM

All and more! Never know on a given day, month or year what challenge may come up! They are horses!

8/22/2017 12:07:44 PM

12 year old Thoroughbred with life long problems.

8/22/2017 10:46:32 AM

My OTTB does a good job of staying sound, but I don't take any chances! Same with my mustang mare

8/22/2017 10:40:23 AM