horse intermittly lame
To cut or not to cut...This is long but I wanted to give a background to what happened...
My daughterís horse recently developed a problem in his left hind leg, which I have had different opinions on whatís going on.
We had been riding him with no problem for about 30 min; we stopped briefly where he had his head down eating grass. He was pulling away to the right from my daughter and she pulled him back. When he turned to his left and he started limping. He refused to let anyone get close to his leg. You could hear popping every time he picked it up.
I had some opinions that he had rolled one of his tendons in the stifle area and that he needed to be checked out. After trailering him home when he was unloaded he was walking on his leg fine. No soreness when touched. The vet said that he thought his stifle locked and to let him rest two days then ride him an hour everyday in long straight lines. Well two days later he rode fine no limping and again put his head down to sneak a bite of grass turned to his left, limping again.
The vet had mentioned previously that if it kept up he may have to cut the tendon.
I mentioned this to someone else and they said I should get another opion.. I know this vet specializes in horses and is well respected in the racing community but Iím confused as to what is the way to proceed?