Alright my mare has been out on pasture 24/7 for a month or so. I pulled her the other day and used her not hard just pulling the wagon around the yard with dirt in it, so 200 lbs or so not much. She was a little tender footed on gravel but nothing much. Anyway there were a couple times when she seemed to be stuck in reverse and did not want to go forward which she has never done before. So I just made her get going eventually finished the job and put her up.
The next day she could hardly walk, one of her legs was popping every time you made her walk and her right hind leg seemed stiff like it was the one bothering her. Also the hoof had a chip out of it. Not big but she hasn't chipped off like that for years. Any suggestions on what might be the problem, or just watch her for a while and see what happens.
Honestly I am not too worried except for the popping sound when she walks, not sure what that would be.