We bought a horse yesterday and he was perfect absolutly everything I wanted. He's a beautiful Bay overo with two blue eyes 6 years old. We rode him and he rode good enough. We thought he would make an easy project.
The owner said he was a horse at a kids camp and they trained him to walk, trot only. That was fine no biggie we could teach him to lope. When we got him home I brushed him for a bit because he was a mess then my husband decided he wanted to ride him for a bit. So he walked him around, then trotted some, then he decided to lope him. Funny thing is for a horse that supposedly never loped he knew what he was supposed to do and responded to the cue immediatly...he is just obviously not sound for it he went lame after like half a trip around the arena and has been limping ever since! We believe he was drugged up when we looked at him. I called her and she wouldnt return my calls so I went to her house to confront her but she denied lieing to us or drugging the horse and quite honestly was fairly snotty with me. I am so sick of dealing with dishonest people.
We noticed he is slightly toed in on the front left could this cause a horse to not be sound at the lope? Also when we loped him we noticed from the hock down kind flopped as it touched the ground not sure how else to explain that it was really wierd. Is there anything we can to to make it better or did we just get the worst deal ever.