Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Williams, Arizona
• Horses: 0
Doesn't seem to be in the shoulder. It just seems more like he just doesn't want his fetlock joint to go over the toe.
I'm going to complicate my question somewhat as the thinking needs to include the possibility that the problem was induced by others.
The problem (s) first appeared on March 6. I could be off one day. There was some vandalism committed on my property at the very same time the problems appeared.
I've searched for testing for heel pain but really found nothing. By observation, I believe it is not. Today I'll try my testers but haven't had much experience with them.
I did just return from a somewhat expensive vet visit that was meant to address the problem but got sidetracked by the horrible condition of his feet for lack of sufficient trimming since March 6. For almost two months I could not pick up either fore. If I tried he would simply lean more weight on it. He was only recently well enough to travel in the trailer and displayed significantly more rotation. The corrective trim is happening and that part is under control. But what is not is the resistance to going over center on his off-fore.
He has improved dramatically in the last four months in that regard but would be getting more exercise if the cause could be found and corrected.
While I'm at it, I'll throw out that his initial insult of founder was clearly intentionally and maliciously done by others, the severity of which would have been much less had I not been so blind to over weight horses.
So anyhow, add to the natural possibilities causing not wanting to go over center, add any way a man made cause could be done.
I see you wagging your head, but if you only knew what I knew. When, if ever, it's over, I may write a long detailed story about my experiences
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