My horse Apache appears to come up slightly lame quite often when he gets ridden. Its not every time just occassionally and its normally slight so you can't tell whether your imagining or not. I don't know if he has some slight stiffness that goes away once he has warmed up.
Yesterday he seemed really lame, it wasn't really obvious at a walk but at a trot it was impossible to miss. I walked him around for awhile and trotted him again and it was still obviously there. Afterwards I didn't find anything wrong with his legs no heat swelling nothing so I'm not sure.
I went and checked on him after work this morning and he looked ok. He trotted around the paddock with a bit of encouragement. He seemed a slight bit off but that could have just been the uneveness of the paddock throwing me off.
Could there be something wrong with him that I'm not thinking of? I'm at a bit of a loss. Whenever anyone knowledgable rides him they notice he is a bit off but after the first 5 - 10 minutes roughly they say it goes away.