For the love of god I wish more people would go watch the freaking shedrow videos of Justify. He always walks funny in the back. He maybe sore but I’m pretty sure he ain’t lame.
The shedrow video looks fine, but he looks REAL off in the first video. I don’t think either disproves the other at this point. We’ve got to wait and see, but yesterday definitely took a ton out of him.
Thing is I’m not sure the first video can’t be caused by what he was walking on. Also okay maybe he is sore, you can be sore without being injured. I think I’ve just seen one too many comments on this subject today.
Either way if he’s actually injured will know pretty quickly since Baffert will pull him off the trail.
Reblogging this because I didn’t have this info when I posted the first time.
@thelookofeagles Never heard of scratches before but then again I don’t know medical equine stuff. But he’s got a history of it apparently.
My first reaction is to think of chaffing when running. Which I can tell you from experience is a pain of its own. But I’m not sure if I’m overthinking it, misunderstanding or what.
It’s basically flaky, irritated, often swollen/oozing skin abrasions on the back of the heel and it’s usually caused by wet conditions. If he’s prone to it, yesterday obviously could’ve aggravated it. Apparently horses with white legs are also more prone to it, and he’s definitely got those! I don’t think it’s majorly worrying and the gravel defintiely was exacerbating it, but I did not like how he wouldn’t put any weight on that foot. Either he’s a total baby about pain or that really hurt.
Thanks for the info. Wettest Derby on record so it may be it was worse then normal for what he’s used to. Hard to say really I guess.
Now I’m wondering if scratches is how the old adage of horses with white legs are more likely to be lame got started.