Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Welcome to the forum - sorry you had to join to ask this particular question.
The answer is Yes. There are tons of things that can be done to lame a horse, from driving a nail in his hoof, to hitting the coronet band with a hammer, to a hundred other things that can cause lameness. That is a pretty strong concern - not one that hasn't been done before but it takes a pretty vindictive and callous person to do that to your horse.
I would be thinking about something that may have happened while out in the arena and rule that out first. It is a pretty serious accusation to place the blame on another border. If the problem is severe or you have a major concern, I would get a vet out to look at it - he/she can better assess the problem and possibly the cause.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 12-02-2011 at 11:02 AM.