Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
HOWEVER ... many years ago, a friend of mine had an appy that started to limp as he was going down his driveway on the way to the trails. He turned the horse around and took a different one. There didn't seem to be anything wrong while the horse was in the pasture. This happened 2 more times but on the 4th ride, he gave the appy some leg and kept him going. The limping stopped and never returned. I think they can think in those terms, at least some can.
The fact that it got worse at the end of the ride would indicate a problem not a manipulation. It's possible that the horse has a physical problem such as an abscess, a stone bruise, or simply turned his ankle in the pasture. Check for heat/swelling in his legs or shoulder. I could also be a tack problem and Ninja suggested.
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; 09-03-2009 at 08:07 AM.