Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
No, I'm going to today. I think I've figured it out though. I brought Berdi into the yard last night and my mom and I were checking her legs and hooves out. I picked them all out, checked for heat again and found nothing. I hand walked her around on the grass and she was perfectly fine - then hand trotted her and she was fine. I think that since she is due for a trim and her feet are a little long that the gravel is jamming into her feet - even though I pick out her feet before, after and even during our rides. I think she just isn't used to it after the long winter.
Anyhow - I'm going to call my farrier and see if he can come out real soon and trim her up. I'll also have him take a look at her and give his opinion on why she was lame. I do think I was the gravel now though. That is when she started favoring her leg.