Originally Posted by nesp03
I recently received a horse from an acquaintance. After a foot trimming the horse started to limp and could hardly move his back leg for a week or so. It has now been a few months and he is still favoring the leg. I have attached a video. Can those of you who know a lot about horses tell me what is wrong with his leg? Thanks for the help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DSh...ature=youtu.be
Being you are new to the forum, I don't want to "scare you off" by being too harsh. But there are a few things we need to address here.
1) Get your horse to a vet. This horse has been lame for months
2) Stop riding this poor horse. He is in pain.
3) Get different headgear to ride him with. Whatever noseband contraption you have going on, it is way too low on his nose and can cut off his air supply. Plus all he's doing is pulling against it anyway, and bracing, and sticking his nose out in the air.
4) Have your rider buy a pair of boots. Tennis shoes can very easily slip through the stirrup if you should happen to fall, and that will get dragged behind the horse. Not safe.
5) Looks like the horse either needs more muscling or more groceries, or both. His body condition could be better.
Is he a stallion? Looks kinda big
down there to be a gelding.
We can't tell anything specific from the video you posted, except your horse is clearly lame. If you want to post a proper lameness video, you need the horse to be trotting. In a circle, and on a straightaway (to and from the viewer). But either way, I can't come and flexion test the horse through my computer, which is why the horse needs to see a vet.