Old Coffin Bone Injury
My pony, Imagine, has been lame on his RH for the past 3 weeks. First we thought he was stiff, then last weekend my vet said it was an abcess in his foot so we treated it for the abcess. He wasn't improving much so the vet took some x-rays today and found that his coffin bone is shaped odd from an old injury and that's what's causing his lameness. He's not dead lame or anything, he just looks like he's stiff. My vet and trainer both said he'd have to have some kind of shoe on his foot (he's barefoot right now). I've had him for 8 months now and not a lick of lameness issues until now. He used to be really on his forehand and not using his hindquarters, so 3 months ago we started training to get him to use his hindquarters more; little did we know that he was on his forehand because his RH was hurting him. Does anyone know anything about coffin bone injuries? Am I going to have problems with him being lame now?