Hi all! Just a quick peek in as I wait for my water to boil. Making rigatoni for my nephews grad party tomorrow.
Got up early to ride. We did ride, but when I put JayJay into a trot, I noticed a bit of a limp. So we continued on in a walk. We rode a few miles at least. When we got home and stopped.....he was favoring his right front leg.....
He was fine last night..so of course I am beside myself.....a couple things are going thru my mind.....
*hes out of shape, and we've over done it riding the past four days.
*worst case...I bought a lame horse!
truth be told, when I looked at him that day I bought him, he wasn't standing totally underneath himself, but his toes were long, and thot that could be the reason. Did everything in my power to test for lameness...nothing showed. That being said....had the vet check him, and she said he appeared sound, even checked for navicular.
*the vet thought he's toes looked long, which I agree, so that may be the issue....
I'm just really beside myself right now....not knowing,,,,I hate NOT KNOWING what the issue is. My farrier wasn't in this morning, or I would have had him look at him.
There isn't any puffiness anywhere in his legs, he just doesn't want to put total weight on it, so he stretches it out in front of him....which makes me wonder if it isnt the angle of his feet. Yet....there are times you look out, and he has total weight. So I am perplexed...and worried, one I made a bad purchase (which even if he is lame....he is such a wonderful guy, it can't be a bad purchase ) but did I get snookered? I know I lament over everything...ugh! You would hate to live in my head right now!! Lol
He was fine last night on my summer solstice ride. We walked, trotted and cantered a bit down the rode. He was fine! This morning when I arrived, he was laying down enjoying the cool morning. When he got up, I did notice he was a bit still...but aren't we all after something new?
Can please someone put my mind at ease...even if you are lieing? Hahahah