My horse Border has only even been lame twice with me in the 15months I've owned him & theres no record of lameness or leg problems in his passport. Both times have been on sand, he's had shoes on for about 3 weeks both times. He's been sound on tarmac in walk & trot just before & about half an hour after both times. I honestly have NO idea what's caused it but he's always been right as rain soon after? Why is he lame on sand (not too hard, not too soft) but fine to walk & trot on the road? He's a 14yo full TB, his hooves arent great, a few cracks & flat, can get soft in muddy fields but they're pretty good at the moment.
Also, any advice on what to do?
One of my instructors told me to get him x-rayed, another told me to just give him a couple days off & start feeding him blue chip balancer & when I asked another instructor for her verdict she told me that if he's still sound tomorrow that light work will do him the world of good , don't bother going down the road of x-rays yet but get the farrier out if he goes lame again. Any more opinions?
Any help at all is greatly appreciated :)