We have a 17 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. I know he isn't super old but he sure acts like it. He doesn't get rode a lot maybe like 10 times a year and he used to live at my dads but he is my moms horse. We use him for all the beginners that come to our house and want to ride. He is a great beginner horse. He recently moved to my moms and she started lightly riding him. He randomly limps at times but it goes away during the course of the ride. So, yesterday we rode maybe a mile and he stumbled a bit on the way back. Then, he started limping and I checked out his hoof/leg and everything seems fine.
My mom said it might have something to do with his shoulder because he doesn't lift his hoof very far off the ground when he walks. I immediately thought maybe his joints are bothering him.
We were just wondering if there is something else we can do with him to help or what kind of supplement we should get?
Sorry this isn't very descriptive but it is kind of hard to explain. Thank you!