Wasn't sure if I should put this in hoof care.....but I'm not sure if it's a hoof issue.....yet...
So here's the pertinent info (please ask for more if you need)
8 year old gelding
Cutting/cowhorse bred and trained, fantastic work ethic, very good animal.
Has been stalled, on dirt base, shavings on top
Is currently on a 'spell'
Lightly exercised in the indoor arena everyday, minimal turnout due to weather and pen conditions (sheet ice + shoes.....)
Shod just on front hooves
Shoes removed 3 weeks ago
Horse walks out of stall yesterday and is so sore on his front feet he has them tucked under the front (similar to navacular stance)
Wobbles his way down the lane way to arena and is terribly foot sore....
This horse has had a history of going sore in front without shoes....but it's never taken three weeks and never been this dramatic, horse has had shoes on for sometime because of this issue...
Why would it take three weeks for this horse to show any foot soreness after shoes being removed?
Can anyone relay a similar circumstance to this?
Would navacular present this way???