Berdi has been walking stiffly for a couple weeks now. I noticed it when I rode her a couple weeks ago. She seemed to be favoring one of her front legs. I rode her again yesterday after having a 2 week break and she was doing the same thing. She is now doing it even just walking around her pasture. Not really bad - just a little off.
I am wondering if she maybe has an abscess. The only thing that is strange is I thought that when a horse got an abscess that they were so painful they wouldn't walk. I'm planning on phoning my farrier today or tomorrow and seeing if he has hoof testers and can check her out. She's due for a trim anyhow. If not and it worsens I'll call the vet.
I was just wondering if you guys could give me some info on abscesses and if Berdi's lameness sounds like one. Thank-you!