First let me say that YES I have called my vet. He and I have developed a close relationship thanks to Drifter these past few weeks. The vet knew of this lameness before, and is coming out Monday to look him over again.
He has been on a week of rest with hosing 2x a day and DSMO cream but nothing really has changed. He is sound at the walk and trot. Obviously lame at the canter. At the walk, he appears to move a little "stiff". When cantering, he appears to favor his right hind. It is almost like a very short stride with that leg, and he is not doing any sort of head bob. No swelling anywhere. No pain upon touching. He backs fine. He turns great. Tries to walk ahead of the pack as always on trail rides. Still very eager to work, and alert.
Don't want to go into my other threads, but it was believed when vet first diagnosed this issue that it was a mild strain caused by Drifter compensating for his sore back feet (no shoes). We got him shoes, and he has been on pasture rest for a week. I might be being paranoid, vet does not seem too worried yet, and he is telling me it could still be a strain. Guess we'll see what he says Monday.
My question is, does anyone have experience with this? Symptoms ringing any bells? Just looking for answers. Any lameness issue always freaks me out. Im a worrier