Fred Fisher's Light Rein Horses Blog

Diagnosing lameness...


There's alot of ways to diagnose lameness in a horse. It all has to start with a thorough lameness exam at your vet's. THEN it may progress to one of several machines used to diagnose the specific source of the lameness. All of the tools can be found here, in Arizona, at several Equine Hospitals.

I came across an article that walks you through each of the machines in use today and explains in plain language what they do and how they can help in the diagnosis of your horse's lameness.

Dr Dave Ramey is a Veterinarian in the Los Angeles area, and author of more than a dozen books, as well as a well known lecturer. He is also the former vet of one of my current clients.

Follow this link to read about these diagnostic machines:

Here's to all of you keeping your horses sound and happy.

Buster's back!

Buster is now back on the road to recovery! He's really happy to be back in the arena, even if it's just for a little while and not doing a whole lot. Have been teaching a few lessons from his back and it's a great way to get him back out thinking like he's doing his job, and give him a little "rehab" exercise. It will be good to see Roxanne back riding soon, as well.

Hopefully, Lady will be back soon and we can get her doing some of the same things as she gets back into the swing of things too! Hope to hear from AZ Equine and Dr Howard soon.

SAQHA entries have been sent and we are getting excited about heading down there next week with Glenda Roberts and First Time Everytime (Maddy). Hope it's nice weather down there like it's been here today! Should be a fun show!


Results from the SWQHA show

Had a great show in New Mexico with First Time Everytime (Maddy)!

First in Jr Western Pleasure.

Two firsts in Western Riding.

Second in Trail

Second in Performance Halter

She settled down and did really well! I am proud of her and how well she did on this trip!

Fun show with really nice people! We'll be back!

Next stop--- Tucson and the SAQHA Fall show on the 24th and 25th.

Hope to see you there!


A little grooming tip

You probably already know that the best way to clean up your horse's chestnuts is to work with them while you are bathing your horse. If you use your metal sweat scraper on them, it will just "slice" them right off, cleanly and neatly.

Will post the results from this weekend's SWQHA show in New Mexico soon!