This afternoon when I went to feed Merlin, I noticed he looked a little sore, he was walking a little bit funny. He is favouring his near hind leg, sometimes just holding it off the ground and is having trouble yielding his hindquarters.
He hasn't been in much exercise- I've just been hopping on bareback for around 15 mins daily.
I couldn't feel any heat anywhere but cold hosed his leg from the hip down. It seemed to me it was a leg thing and not a hoof thing. His hooves look fine.
Anyone know why? Could it be like a stifle locking thing?