Soo my vet said I should start trying to work my horse "out of an injury/her lameness". He said it may or may not help...but he said it probably won't make it worse. She had a bone chip and had surgery to remove it.
And you can tell it made a big difference. Because before it I would try to even touch the leg and she'd pin her ears. And now you can tell she isn't in pain when you touch the hind right leg. But she still is off at the trot. My vet didn't give any "instructions" to work her...except to hand trot her.
I have two questions.
Is it possible for a horse to be lame at the trot but then not the canter? Because she's lame at the trot but then when she's out in the pasture cantering she almost looks sound...unless she just looks like she is but really isn't.
For of any of you that have experience working a horse out of an injury. Are there any exercises I should be doing? For now I'm just handwalking her and trotting in hand about 4 or 5 trot steps and then walking a few laps in the round pen. She was already on stall rest and the vet gave me permission to turn her out and everything. I've also been riding her but only at the walk. And only for 15 minutes, you could tell she was happy to be ridden again (:
I'm just trying to be very careful. I'm not pushing her or doing to much. I've been trying to just do very little and being careful. I'm also going to ask the vet and my farrier these two questions next time they come out....but I thought I'd just see other people's opinions too.