Did he look a bit lame?
Okay, so my dad talked to a family friend, who is a large animal vet, about checking out Major. He told him he was more of a cow person, but he asked a woman who was at both the clinic and show what she had thought of Major. She said he was lame on the day of the show, which I don't doubt. I felt like I shouldn't have rode him, but since I'm not too knowledgeable on lameness, I just listened to my instructor who said he was fine. Before the second to last class, his leg was locking up again and all she said was "don't worry about it, he's fine and there's only two classes left".
So, I just wanted you guys to watch this video and see if he shows any signs of lameness. Throughout all his classes, he didn't want to move to the outside while going right rein.. if that has any relevance, seeing as how it took a lot of leg and guiding with my hand to get him even slightly over. His right hind leg is the leg in question.
Forever loved, never forgotten; my beautiful Indie. <3 Hoofprints on my heart.