Wy is my horse standing with his legs stretched out away from his body

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by milzenzab, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. milzenzab

    milzenzab Active Member

    My boy today has been standing with his legs stretched out in front and behind him, instead of standing under his body. What does this mean?
  2. Gaia

    Gaia Gold Member

    He probably has colic. My old boy does this when he has a belly ache. Vet said its a low grade colic starting.
  3. IbanezGirl

    IbanezGirl Well-known Member

    this is usualy a sign of colic. i would be calling your vet asap.
  4. whitepantheress

    whitepantheress Well-known Member

    He is odd? He is stretching his back? ...???

    Was he lame? Did he pee? Did he seem sore??

    ETA: Or it could be serious like they said ^^^^^

    Best get a vet.
  5. Gaia

    Gaia Gold Member

    Isn't that like rocking back and taking weight off front only Claireb?
  6. Claireb

    Claireb Well-known Member

    Yes, sorry just read the msg quickly, deleted post
  7. Cav

    Cav Gold Member

    Horses can get laminitis in front and back hooves :)
  8. ZaZa

    ZaZa Guest

    Definitely. I've had 1 that have first showed signs of it in a hind hoof.
    The vet it was unusual but not impossible :)

    If he hadn't just peed or was having a stretch, the it's more likely to be a belly ache/colic though.
    I'd be keeping a close eye on him.
  9. milzenzab

    milzenzab Active Member

    Founder, that might be the reason. He is 35 and just had to have a massive diet change because he started to founder 3 mths ago. All he same feeds. But he is getting OLD!!!!!!!!!! He is on a new diet. So that makes sense to me... Only Gumnut now. I did cut out the founder guard last week
    Many thanks everyone.
  10. Izzy

    Izzy New Member

    Founder/Laminitis/Colic.. either way, a check from the vet should answer your questions and is a good 'just in case' measure to take :) good luck!

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