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Rocket pt 2

After ACBRA finals, Rocket was pretty sore from running 2 days back-to-back (which we don't do very often) and just feeling off. He is 22 and we have been running hard for the last 3 years without really showing me that he was hurting that bad. I made an appointment with the vet for a lameness exam to see if we could figure out what was going on. The doctor figured out that Rocket was really sore in his back and his hind end.
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I wanted to introduce you to my good barrel horse Rocket. We have been together since 2006 and have had many ups and downs over the last 8 years. When I purchased Rocket he was the horse of a young girl that had blown his mind. He couldn't see a barrel pattern without breaking into a terrible sweat and jigging around the arena. The first time I saddled him after I bought him it took me quite awhile to get him cinched up, bridled and mounted. He jigged around the entire arena without actually going through the gate and had no "whoa".
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