The other day, after she got worked out (shes not used to it, and was really tired).. I untacked her, and attempted to lead her down the road to go for a little walk. But, she stopped in a spot on the pavement, and wouldnt move at all. I pulled on her for like 3mins, and she refused. Then, she lifted her left back leg a little in the air and rested it. It looked like it was hurting or something... Then, I turned her around and started walking, she kept tripping.. out of no where, there was no bumps or rocks on the road. I tied her up and looked at her feet, but I don't really know what to look for, and they seemed fine.
I was told that when the horses ankle is hot/warm, that indicates something is wrong? They all were warm, so I think it might have been from all the stress from the lesson.
After that, when I tried to lead her away from the crossties, she wouldnt budge... at all. I pulled on her for over 5 mins and she wouldnt move.
I think it might be her stubbornness, but I am not sure if something else is wrong.
Now, she doesnt do that anymore, but she does take effort to get moving sometimes.
But the weird thing is.. that when I am riding her.. walk/trot/canter, she doesnt trip or anything (i ride in an arena with sawdust in it).
When I lead her out of the arena, on cement/rocks, she trips and looks awkward when walking.
The next time the farrier is out, I am going to ask him to put shoes on, as I think she might be sensitive on the pavement/rocky surfaces.
What do you think? Also, if you think stubborness is part of the issue, how do I get her to stop being so stubborn when I handle her on the ground?