In the end of May/June, my horse came up lame. After an inital lameness check, the vet I was using thought she might have pulled a muscle. After a couple days of banamine and a couple months of rest (only hand walking) she's still lame. I had another vet out today, who's coming back on Monday to take x-rays. She thinks she's very sore in both her hocks (left especially). Obviously, w/o a full on exam we can't tell for sure, but she seemed to think there's not much we'd be able to do to make her sound enough to ride again. She's only 6.
Mostly I want to prep and educate myself as much as possible before the vet comes on Monday. I'm just wondering what sort of conditions/injuries could cause hock severe hock soreness in such a young horse? It's not like she's just a little sore if you ride. She can't/won't move forward under saddle, but gets around ok for the most part when she's turned out. She's a tough horse, so she could just be masking it well when she's out on her own.