Strange Stretching/Extending of legs
I have a 12 year old Paint horse (Cabbi) who has a very odd habit. He will extend his right front leg out, almost as if he is stretching, then pick up is left hind leg as high as he can. While doing this, he continues to stretch his right front leg out further and further. He tends to do this more when he is nervous or stressed, but I have seen him do it in the pasture as well. I got him 3 years ago from a friend of the family, and he was alone there for 5+ years. He had a goat for awhile, but it died a couple years before I got Cabbi. I thought at first that it was a nervous tick he picked up from being isolated for so long, but I had my vet and farrier check him out anyway. The vet had never seen anything like it, and he is a very experienced and acclaimed equine vet in my area. The farrier can't figure it out either. Cabbi isn't in any pain. The vet did flex tests, etc and didn't see anything out of the oridinary. Just wondering if anyone else has encountered something like this. It is very odd.
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