I would guess possible laminitis too. My horse had a lameness issue that started with her not wanting me to pick up her hoof...then when I would pick out her hoof, she would need to rest or go down to her knee if you didn't let her. When I asked my farrier at the time & friends they all acted like it was nothing. Overweight horses are more prone to laminitis/founder. I was having trouble getting weight off of her due to some thinking she needed the extra feed & arguing. Now she's been weaned off her feed and is on a grazing muzzle. Recent xrays confirmed slight rotation in her hoof. I would definitely consult a vet if it were me. Oh, and needless to say I have a new farrier!
Last edited by Phura; 05-29-2013 at 04:00 PM.