Horse backing onto cone..,
I had turned my mare out in the indoor for a few minutes last night and after trotting around and rolling, she intentionally walked over a cone and then backed up and moved around several times trying to get her back feet on the cone. She seems somewhat reluctant to trot out on the lunge to the left, counter clockwise. Also, she stands with her back hooves under her quite a bit. On the other hand, in the indoor last night she was running around, bucking, flat out galloping.
I'm wondering though if she might have some kind of pain going on in her back legs. She's only 2.5 and growing, came from a Standardbred racing farm, but never raced. There is a vet coming out to the barn tomorrow for someone else and though I can't be there myself at the time, I'm wondering if it might be beneficial to have her look at her if my BO is willing to hold her for me.
I'm a brand new horse owner (1.5 weeks in) and I'm wondering if this is legitimate or if I'm just being overly analytical.
Oh, should also mention, she tends to toss her head while trotting and going into the transition, and only having had her a week, I don't know if this is just a learned behaviour or possibly a sign of pain.
Last edited by kenda; 10-25-2012 at 05:15 PM.