Yup. Hi....it's me again!!!
I'm just totally full of questions so bear with me
Yesterday I decided I should probably start slowly lunging Flopsy to get her back into work after she has done nothing for a year.
I setup some ground poles and we worked on walking and trotting over those. She did those no problem, like an old pro back at work. We did some cantering but not alot because she is terribly out of shape. I also set up a small cross rail in hopes she could show me her jumping skills a bit but I didnt push her too hard. And she just walked over it anyway.
But onto my question. She has a club hoof on her left front and that leg toes out a pretty good amount at times. I've seen her literally racing through the fields no problem and she has never come up lame.
Yesterday while I was trotting her on the lunge she seems to come up short strided at times. It's almost like she has a flat tire effect going but isn't noticibly limping like she's lame. I asked my boyfriend to see if he notices anything off and he said he didn't see anything but I definitely noticed something. It kinda look like maybe she's stiff on that leg too which made me think either its her club hoof/toe out causing her to have a flat tire effect when lunging in somewhat tight circles, or maybe she has a hint of arthritis. The vet is coming out on Monday anyway to get her an overall examination and shots and I will definitely be bringing this up to her but would like to know what you guys think about this?
She also hadn't had her feet done in ages before I got them done 3 weeks ago but she kept them pretty well trimmed herself and her toes weren't long or anything.
I will try and get a good video tonight of it but any input is welcome!
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