01-01-2013, 03:23 PM
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^ agreed. I also thought that my mare was faking a limp a year or two ago when she started limping on and off any time that I tried to lunge her at a trot, but then she would go into her pen and trot/canter perfectly fine.
Turns out that she had a uterine infection that was causing swelling. That swelling then caused friction against her pelvis which was then causing her hip to be sure. Turning made it worse. Thus she began limping on her back legs, one at a time, alternating depending on which way she was turning. It was quite crazy.
Its very possible that the mare you were riding got something lodged in her foot, or she may have stepped wrong with her foot and made it sore for a few minute. She could also be sensative to a certain type of footing. The possibilities are endless.