Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WW: Old Horse, New Tricks



You're just jealous of his sweet new head twist.

(And yes. He's seeing the vet. Again. BAI MONEY NICE KNOWIN YA.)

PS Wanna play pin the diagnosis on the OTTB? Leave your guess in the comments. Winner gets a prize of my choosing.

49 comments:

  1. Alien egg pods inserted in his ear. They're throwing off his equilibrium, thus the head tilt.

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    1. I will for sure ask the vet about this with a straight face.

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  2. I was gonna go serious and say a small vertebrae fracture. Less serious, out in the poll.

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    1. Someday I would like to understand what that means, but I have definitely paid people to fix it.

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  3. Rough. :/

    I'm going with messed up someplace in his hind-end that is being shown in the front. Because it can't ever be easy.

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    1. Yes agree something like a small tail hair stuck in his buttocks causing massive show of annoyance through his neck & head.

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  4. Alli wins the internet so now I have no suggestions 😂😂😂

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  5. Brain tumor with a side of Lyme. Only explanation. Oh, and that you're a bad horse mom of course. HOW DARE YOU PUT A HALTER ON THAT HORSE.

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  6. he's picking up on transmissions from extra terrestrial life outside our solar system. obviously. WE COME IN PEACE.

    *ahem*

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    1. but do they? do they really?

      sidenote now i want to make us both tinfoil hats

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  7. Lyme. It's always Lyme. Even with a negative titer, it's Lyme. But that could be an East Coast thing.

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    1. lol! unless it's LUPUS tho. NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!

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    2. OHMYGOD I just spit diet coke out on my keyboard. that can't be good. OH MY GOD House reference for the win!! YAY..

      I vote Invasion of the Bodysnatcher. Trust no one! :)

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    3. These comments are the best!!!

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    4. OMG the House reference!!!! dyinggg

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    1. WHY HAS NO ONE ELSE THOUGHT OF THIS YET?!?! WE ALL NEED TO GO BACK TO VET SCHOOL RIGHT NOW.

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    2. QUICK DR GOOGLE GET ME ANOTHER VET SCHOOL ENDORSEMENT SO I CAN ACCURATELY DIAGNOSE INTERNET HORSES

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  9. Clearly, this is a horse in want of more clothing. He's shaking his head in disappointment because you haven't noticed he's naked.

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  10. It's all so obvious to me. He's in foal. Congrats you're gonna me a momma Courage!

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    1. OMG HOW COULD I FORGET THE HEAD TWIST PREG CHECK?

      More reliable than peeing on a strip!

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  11. Clearly he's listening for monster worms, lying in wait to erupt through the ground at just the right moment to gobble him up. You should talk to your barn manager about the infestation.

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    1. I was going to say nothing lives in our part of the world, but maybe there are sand worms. I could see it.

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  12. Ear infection. I work with mice and that's what they do when they have an ear infection. Mice and horses are totally the same, right?

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    1. Yes. Mice=horses and definitely all studies can be generalized straight across with no further evaluation. #scienceftwbitches

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  13. He is drunk.

    Ok and my serious (and obvious guess is) he is in pain. I have no idea where to guess the pain is coming from but you are an awesome person for noticing and getting him looked at.

    I feel YOUR pain too. I just spent a day at the equine medical center dolling out $$$ to diagnose my problem child. Ughhhh

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    1. Drunk is actually not a bad guess with him. ;-)

      And yeah. I've never known the vet this well.

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  14. HE'S totally fine, but the rest of the world has shifted left. Obviously.

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  15. Headshaking- he looks like Irish does with head shaking.

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    1. I rarely find that headshaking involves holding a static position for an extended period of time. As with all things horses, ymmv.

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    2. That is true- I didn't realize he was holding it- I thought that the photos catching him in mid shake. Poor guy

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  16. The hamsters in his head have a new crack addiction and sold their wheels for drugs. This is what happens when they can't run the wheels properly.

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  17. He is clearly metamorphosing into a Pegasus, and the pain is from the wings getting ready to come out.

    In all seriousness though, if you can find a vet near you that has a Lameness Locator, I would highly recommend trying that; it's cost-effective and does a great job at pinpointing lameness.

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  18. Shaking water out of his ear. I feel your pain Courage, that happens to me every summer

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    1. Yes. Water is a big problem in the desert.

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  19. Neurological lyme or epm? I hope it's neither, but either one is like getting a cold here in CT so...

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  20. He hasn't worn enough sparkles recently and he wants more?

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  21. I definitely don't have anything better to contribute than alien eggs, but I've quite enjoyed the armchair diagnoses!

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  22. Not sure if this was suggested, but have you ever had his TMJ looked at more closely or injected? I had a friend with a horse very similar to C and it helped tremendously with his issues, but it took a very long time to get there via diagnostics. Also, aliens.

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