My poor little mare has gotten pretty footsore behind. She should be getting hind shoes this week, but I've also noticed she's stocking up a bit behind. I noticed this first last week with the slight lameness and my first thought went to soft tissue injury, so I took her to the vet and some hoof testers revealed the foot soreness. He palpated and flexed we hind joints anyway and she was fine (tiny bit hock sore, but she just started retraining after sitting in a field for 2 months, so not unexpected). She's turned out with 4 other horses 24/7. Is it common for a foot sore horse to stock up a little bit behind?
I would call my vet and ask, but he's out of the country for at least another week. :) Thanks!
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