Lameness on Circle but not on the straight??
My horse went lame (her near side front) on a circle about 1-2months ago now, but she is perfectly fine walking, trotting and even cantering on a straight. You wouldn't even notice that she was lame. However, when she went lame to begin with, she was severley lame on the circle. I rested her for a couple off weeks, as at that point in time it was very wet and raining, so we thought to begin with she may have slipped in the paddock and pulled or sprained a muscle, or something along those lines. I lunged her a couple of weeks later, she was still slightly lame, no where near as bad though. We then though she could have a bruse maybe, something wrong with her hoof? So I had the farrier have a look at her and do a hoof test. He got nothing from it. However he did suggest getting the Chiropractor out to her, as she was very tight at the poll, along her back and rump area. There for if she is pinching a nerve some where, that can also send her lame. So I got the chiro out. He did what he does, but she is still lame on the circle.... However, when I lunge now, she is lame to begin with, but once she warms up, she is fine....
We are a bit stuck on what it may be..... We are thinking now, it could be the start of arthritis in her, or it could even be that she is just a bit stiff.... Just after some opinions from others, before I look at getting a vet out to her....
Thank you for your time and help :)