The other day I had just taken my horse out we just got out of the gate and he fell over.
He stumbled a couple times while walking out but that's normal for him he's a stumbler (if there is such a thing) I was riding my daughter on the buddy seat behind and I thought maybe it was too much for him. She immediately got off as did I and he got back up and seemed fine. Other than a scraped up nose. He fell gracefully like front legs folded under first.
I did notice that he was grunting alot when walking - he is a grunter anyhow but I have never know him to just grunt from walking. After a while I got back on him and I noticed he was taking real choppy steps and falling to the left like a drunk man so I immediately got off him again and walked him home.
I know I need a vet however Im just trying to get as much advice as I can or opinions because my husband is a macho man who doesnt believe anything is wrong he is just out of shape which he is. So I need to convince him that he needs to be seen. Im definitely not riding him or letting my daughter till I check him out.
His natural personality is a Eeyore type and you typically have to put a quarter in him to get him to go. He used to be a therapy horse for the handicap he's so mellow.
Any input would be extremely helpful thank you