Potential hock issue
While lunging Monroe last night I noticed that going to the right he was not tracking up with his right hind. I checked him for everything I could think of (soreness in his back/hindquarters, stones in his feet, any type of swelling or heat indicating injury) and found nothing. I had my trainer look at him today and on the straight away he tracked up perfectly fine. Lunged him and again, he was coming up short when trotting to the right.
The chiro is coming out on Sunday so I'll have him adjusted to see if that helps, but I'm thinking he could be starting to show wear in his hocks. He's a 15 y/o OTTB who raced until he was 6. I got him 4 months off the track and he's always been more of a pleasure horse than anything. We've done lower level eventing and some little hunter shows, but nothing in the past 4 years, just riding and an occasional lesson.
I was wondering what you would do in this situation? I was thinking of starting him on Lubrisyn to see if that helped before calling the vet to do a soundness exam/x rays/injections. TIA!