Can you spot any lameness?

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    02-26-2012, 11:07 PM
Can you spot any lameness?

Hey everyone, I'd like to borrow the peanut gallery to watch a video of my horse from today. I won't give you the details (so you don't have any preconceived ideas), but he's been lame and unrideable for about a year. I'm having the vet out in a few days for a recheck, but I'm impatient and was hoping to see what you guys think!!!

Please tell me if you see any lameness or other issues (other than him being lazy and out of shape).

Thank you!!!
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    02-26-2012, 11:13 PM
Yep. Right front leg. Just a little bit, but enough for a head bob and a little limp.
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    02-26-2012, 11:13 PM
Yup-I actually thought it was left......but it is there for sure. Sorry.
    02-26-2012, 11:34 PM
I think it's the right front leg.
    02-26-2012, 11:45 PM
On the right front & not every stride, & very slight.
    02-27-2012, 01:49 AM
I'll put my vote in on right front, as well. But I can see a little bit of that pokey Appy syndrome you mentioned. He looks like a really nice horse, hopefully nothing too severe is wrong with him. Good luck.(:
    02-27-2012, 02:01 AM
I am feeling it is the right rear, and in the stifle area. Is this a game we are playing?
    02-27-2012, 02:03 AM
Not a game unfortunately. His lameness issues have been a bit of a mystery though.
    02-27-2012, 02:29 AM
I saw right away the right front leg
    02-27-2012, 05:03 AM
So if the head is going down with the right front (which is what I'm seeing) then that means that is where he is puttin most of his weight (making it his sound leg). Think of how you hobble when you are injured, the heavy step is on your good leg. So it's either his left front or right hind (since the trot works in diagonal pairs). To me it doesn't look like he's stepping up on his right hind but it's slight. I'd like to se how he moves with you posting the trot possibly on a flat surface with a completely loose rein?

He does look like he has somewhat straight looking hocks, if he's older he could have some arthritis in them or one which could cause the mild uneven-ness. Or even his lack of impulsion could be causing the head bobble.

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