First I had to have the chiro come out to readjust him, he was out in his poll, neck, shoulder, back and ribs. Now he is feeling a looot better. But last night I was hand walking him in the arena and started doing some small/tight circles and I noticed that he was limping on his front left..but only when he did it when he was turning and had to cross over with his right leg. It didn't look like it was up in his shoulders, it looked like it was down in his lower leg/hoof area that he was favoring. Thinking maybe an abcess? Then I took him to some harder ground to get a better look and he didn't limp at all. Then I took him into his stall which has some deeper dirt in there and when I turned him, he started limping again. My friend told me that maybe it is the way that he turns but I have never seen a horse turn like that unless there was something wrong.
I actually started looking at his feet too and it looks like to me that his front left is not set as far back underneath him as all the other's and somewhat looks like his weight would be crushing his heel. I am trying to get a hold of my shoer to come out early so he can evaluate his feet. I mean the lady had clips put on his back feet because she claimed that if he didn't have clips, his shoes would 'slide back'. Imo if the shoes were put on right, they wouldn't need the clips at all especially for that reason.
And when I called to ask her about it, all she could tell me is how much of a great horse he is and what a great team we will be. Anyhow, as for the limping. Oh yeah, and I don't know if this sounds weird but when I walk him down the breezeway of the barn..I listen to how his hooves hit the floor..and when his front left hits the ground, it sounds like it's landing a lot heavier than the rest. Does that makes sense? I can't take him to the vet right off the bat either, with the chiro and shoer coming out, it might be a week or two. Any idea's on this? Thanks ahead of time.
Edited by Dash For Desire, 15 September 2008 - 01:19 PM.