Okay so some of you know my mare, Ally. She is the sweetest mare I have ever had BUT she has some issues. Some background info. She has never ever been lame before just when I had her. I always have my lessons on Fridays so in May, I had a jumping lesson with her. She was being a bit lazy and when I went to go over a jump she stopped and half walked half jumped/ trotted over it. Anyway long story short she ended up knocking EVERYTHING over, she stumbled but went on. I stayed off of her Saturday and on the Sunday I had a horse show. At the horse show the lady who owned her (at that point) Gave me her papers and and said she was all mine. I was super happy to finally get her to myself. Anyways, about 5 days after that she went lame. and I mean LAME. Barely moving at all. I was so annoyed. But her limp eventually went away (after a month) and I got back on her.
So now its April, I brought her to some of the local shows and she did awesome. But then, in May I had one show to do, I came to the show grounds and warmed her up, ( how I usually do it, Walk trot Canter both directions) and she did fine, no limp at all. Then the first class started, no more then 1/2 an hour later (she just stood by the trailer in that time) and when I entered my class and they asked me to walk, trot, and canter, she limped like her leg was broken. So I was pulled from the class and I wasn't allowed to ride her for the rest of the day. I ended up using my friends horse the rest of the show.
Now fast forward to this week. I have given her but every other week. I clean out and spray her feet with hoof strengthener and anti bacterial stuff (she had thrush) every day. I took her out on Monday and cantered her around and there was no limp. I brought her out yesterday and she had a limp. This is getting SO frustrating!
We recently switched her to barefoot trimming too. And she only limps on her right lead and not on her left. It is getting really annoying because she is the only horse I have at the moment and I really want to work with her, Can someone please help me out? I'm sorry this is really long but I had to explain it. Thanks to everyone who spent time reading it. :)