Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
My friend has a horse that seems to be similar to this, although he is coming 23 years old. She purchased him over 2 years ago and when he arrived he did not favor his hind left leg and his left hip seemed to stick out. He was in no pain when you pushed on it, he simply did not like to lift that leg or rest on it. When he was ridden you could feel that leg dropping and he was in obvious discomfort. They got the vet out and it turned out to be a problem in his back. He was recommended to have half an hour lunging session every day at a walk and a trot to build up the muscles in his back and he had to see a horsie chiropractor. I know its not really the same thing, but I thought the story was similar enough to share. I hope this helps :)
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