At the beginning of the 2007 summer, my horse came out of the stall limping so badly that I thought he had broken his shoulder. He couldn't put weight on it, couldn't hardly walk out of the stall at all. Of course, this freaked me out. I'd already been working for so hard and so long with him.
We all thought he had done something to his shoulder because of the way he walked on it, but what it turned out being was his hip was out of place. We got the chiropractor out and he-being the miracle worker he is-fixed my horse up and all I had to do was weight for his shoulder-which he sprained during this-to heal. It took all summer.
He's pulled his hip out a couple of times since then, but I'm better at telling the early signs of it then I was at that time.
What my question is is this; Is there any way to keep that hip in place?
Since he got better, I've really been focusing on building up the muscles in his hind end, and I had to pretty much retrain him after that summer. I don't know what else to do other than that, because he'll still walk out of the stall a bit sore on that front right shoulder every now and again...
[whoa. Longer than I expected it to be]