Okay so I just got this new gelding, a 9 year old 16.2 hh Thoroughbred, never raced, been trained to level 2 dressage.
I rode him when I went to look at him and we lunged(warmed up) 30 minutes, the woman rode him for 45 minutes and then I rode him for 45 minutes. During this time, I noticed he just BARELY brought his left hind leg in and in front of his hind right leg. It ONLY happened at the trot and I asked her about it and she said she thought it was just conformation.
I was stupid, and fell in love right away and took him home without a vet check. It's been 6 days now and it is WAY over exaggerated now. His hind left comes sooooo far in and in front of his hind right and it looks like its bugging him a tiny bit now. And yesterday I was trying to get him to side pass to the gate so I could get my water and he reared a tiny bit twice like it was hurting him. I can't have a vet come until next week but at this point it worries me if I should even ride him. Ill post a video from him at his previous owners property being ridden and also a picture of his conformation!
PLEASE HELP! He's such a sweet boy and I really don't want to have to send him back because of something serious.
Now that I look at the video, he didnt seem to do it before, so maybe he strained his fetlock joint or his cannon bone?