I have been looking dropped/knocked hips up on the internet and keep finding different information so I am getting confused.
I am wondering if it immediately deems a horse useless? Like it will be too weak to do riding of any kind? If a horse doesn't seem lame or like its worried by the hip does it need to be checked by a vet or someone?
A young horse I have started working with has a dropped him. From what we have seen it hasn't seemed to bother him in the slightest. He recently saw a chiro and he was out badly in the jaw and the neck. He would have been out for some time and so now needs to work on being able to stretch and what not.
A friend of a friend who is also experienced in this said that he seemed bothered by the hip when he was in the round yard and the dropped hip was on the outside. I was not there so I didn't see it, but no one has picked up on this except this one guy.
I plan to look into it more before moving forward with him. But I was hoping for some help/opinions/input? Thanks for any help.