I just don't know what to do any more.
So Diddly is lame... Again. I've had him 4 months, and he's already been lame twice.
The first time was due to thrush, but that's gone now.
Then today I brought him in, and he was resting his front right leg when I put him in the box. It was then that I suspected, but I thought, no probably not.
I went out riding, and the second he walked forward, I knew he was lame. I trotted him up the drive, to make positive, and yes he's definitely lame.
I tapped his lame foot with the hoof pick, and nothing, but he has got some heat where the hoof meets the leg (coronary band if i'm not mistaken?)
He's perky enough, and he had no problem trotting forward.
Every one keeps telling me he will go lame because he's big (16.1). Now its 'I told you so'.
Should I just give up.... Lame twice in 4 months. Is he destined to on and off lameness for the duration of his life.
I just don't know.
I am getting the farrier out tomorrow, if he's no better. I've no idea what it is. :(