Originally Posted by Royal Pine Buck
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My horse's knee wouldn't fully lock and I kept telling the vets this fact and he had some synovial fluid around his knee joints (come to find outthat later my horse has arthritis in his knee)
. He also sometimes gimps out of a corner on the knee if not warmed up enough and trips on it if not ridden forward.
Also if both knees shake (sometimes just one) it could be from hoofs that are too tall in the heels . When the heels are too tall. The stay apparatus that allows the horse to lock his knees while standing therefore making him capable of sleeping while standing will not function properly.
That is also something to check out. Maybe post some pictures of his hoofs?
Hmm very interesting. He mostly has this problem while warming up if it happens. He seems to be fine standing/sleeping. I will have to ask my vet about this when I can get her out. His heel isn't long, I'm getting pictures of the hooves tonight. So I don't think its that. Thank you though.
I agree with the toe first landings, that's what's causing his knees to appear like they don't lock. In addition to what others have said, I am seeing signs of pain on his face and I would suggest double and triple checking your saddle fit and having a chiro out to look at him. The way he moves and the look on his face says to me that he's hurting somewhere in his body and it may not necessarily be his feet.
Good thing my birthday is coming up because I'm asking for money for vet bills. I have been wanting to have a chiro come out and work on him but as a college student I don't want to dip into my emergency savings. So vet work first, then if we find nothing a few paychecks later I'll get a chiro out. Thank you for noting what you see.