Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ride 99 - GoPro and Chrome may be off?


For fun I let hubby wear the GoPro backward while riding his bike to see what kind of cool pictures we could get hehe.  I like them!  The one above shows the neighbor horses across the street.

Our ride stats.

We just rode down to the hill and back.  Unfortunately on the way down the hill I noticed Chrome was walking weird.  So I only did it that once and went back home to longe him so I could see what's wrong with him.  The video is at the bottom of the post.  For now enjoy the pictures.  The only editing I did was cropping and resizing.  :)

 Notice the cute little neighbor dog behind us?

 He was being obnoxious, but he's green and it's been a while so I forgive him.

 Look at what the kids on four wheelers do to the side of the road.

 Can't walk a straight line to save his life.

 I love this!  This was on our way up the hill.  :D

 LOL!  I was waving at someone driving by. 
 Look at Chrome's expression!  Sheesh!


He sped up on the way home (he wanted to get to the horses, once we got to them he went back to balking) and that's when I really noticed the weird way he was walking.  It feels like his right shoulder or something.

Here are some more pictures I took with the GoPro back in the pasture after I got done longeing Chrome.

 Jackal!

 Here you can see how small my pond is.

 Donkey drinking.  Chrome got a drink too right before this.

 Chrome's trying to figure out why I'm hiding behind the tree haha.

 Yawn!  He worked soooooo hard!

 I'm not convinced.

 While taking pictures the goats were sneaking up behind me.

So cute!!

Here is the video.  I didn't take my whip so you might want to turn the sound off or be prepared to get annoyed by my excessive clucking.  He's not normally that bad, but we have communication issues when I try to use the end of the rope instead of a whip.  I don't normally repeat myself a lot either.  I normally use the whip to back up my vocal cues if he isn't listening.  Anyway we were all sorts of rusty and lazy and fail today lol.  On the ride I felt like I'd regressed back to when I first started riding him on the road.  I guess the fall did shake my confidence more than I thought.  Hopefully it won't take long to get over it.  Anyway enough rambling...


Do you see it?  Does it look like his right shoulder?  It looks like something with the forward swing to me, but I suck at pinpointing lameness.  I longed him the other direction too, but it didn't really show anything.  I wanted to keep this as short as possible so I didn't include it.  Thanks for any help!

13 comments:

  1. Love all the cute pictures! I'm not seeing any lameness, but he's not moving out so it's hard to tell (also I suck at pinpointing lameness too lol) Could he just be a bit footsore on the gravel road? I always notice it with Ginger on the downhills where she's weighting her forehand that little bit more.

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    1. I don't think so because he was doing it on asphalt and dirt too. It didn't feel like foot soreness, because it was when he was picking the foot up, not putting it down. It seems like to me it's on the forward swing of his right front leg. In the video it's most noticeable at the walk right at the end of the video.

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  2. don't beat yourself up for how you feel- that's not productive. Instead feel proud that you felt like that and rode anyway.
    as for his lameness- he seems a wee bit off. If there's no heat it might be a stone bruise. If it suddenly worsens without swelling or heat I'd go with that.

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    1. I'm not beating myself up, I promise. I was just writing it for recordings sake. When I come back to look over my posts I want to know how I felt during this ride. :)

      Could it be a stone bruise even though it isn't a weight bearing limp? It really feels like the problem is in the forward swing. I'll longe him again tomorrow to check it. If I can't see anything I'll ride and see if I can feel it. If it's a muscle strain in his shoulder do you think it will get worse or just stay the same until it gets better? Fingers crossed it goes away as quick as it showed up! I'm definitely keeping an eye on it.

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  3. Hey... that's a really good idea. I am going to try that some time!

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait to see what you get. :D

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  4. Doesn't look lame to me, but it is hard when he isn't moving out, and stopping a bunch. But I see no head bob, and a nice heel-first landing. It he felt weird, maybe just give him a couple days off and see how he is.

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    1. He's landing heel first?? I didn't even notice! I'll have to go back and watch it again hehe. I'm going to longe him today with the whip to get him moving out more and see if it shows up. I think it was most noticeable to me at the walk though. I didn't feel it at the trot at all.

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  5. I agree with TheresaA - stone bruise? It just seems to be a slightly short step, but it is hard to tell.

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    1. I hope that's all it is! He still has a bit of thrush going on. I'm going to order some of the White Lightning since everyone has said good things about it. I'm tired of battling it and getting nowhere. So it wouldn't surprise me if he's tender. Every time it rains he gets wimpy about the rocks again.

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  6. I don't see anything. Having your husband wear the GoPro backwards on his helmet to photograph you is such a creative idea. Those two goats crack me up. They are like a comedy routine. And Jackal is right up there with my dogs for the "Cutest Dog in the World" title.

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    1. Awwww thanks Nuz!! I'm going to do a post on the goats soon. I've been making quite a bit of progress with them. :D

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  7. love all the pictures!! and yea, my mare can't possibly walk in a straight line either lol - it's clearly impossible! idk about the lameness, as my eye isn't really great for more subtle stuff - good luck tho!

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