Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Central Illinois
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Well, horses are bilateral creatures, so if they are hurting on one side, it may show more prominent on the other side. It is like when you sprain your ankle and you have to hop on your other foot for a while. After a short time, your uninjured foot starts to hurt because of the additional weight you a putting on it.
I think horses can have stiffer sides. The reason why however, probably varies. Maybe they are over worked on one side compared to the other. As you mentioned, it could have been an injury causing it. A loose horseshoe could be to blame as well. The weather could be a factor, or even if a horse has spent a large amount of time out of work (as little as a few weeks) may cause stiffness. There are countless other reasons that would take me a while to type out or even think of.
Hope this helps!