Let me repeat that.
Over the weekend, at the end of my ride, which included a little lateral work and a couple trot poles, I thought Foster felt a little off. Not lame per se, but just not 100%. Call it intuition.
So I gave him the next day off, and Monday went out to put him on the lunge and get some video to send to my vet.
Verdict? Slightly off right-hind.
Thankfully, the thought is that he is due to be shod, and as such, those toes are a little long and his heels are a little low, which is causing a bit of ouchiness. Not much else has changed in his routine (pasture size, etc, remained same, just added a tish more trot into our work), so it seems like natural hoof growth could be to blame.
The farrier comes on Thursday, and so until then I’m giving him a few days off.
So, here’s hoping that my pony is feeling better by the weekend. Please.
So frustrating! I hope Foster just needs a trim. You also have a great eye for lameness… I saw nothing on that video…
I’ve gotten to the point where most of my messages to her are along the lines of “Am I going crazy, or is something there?!”.. she has an eagle eye for sure- much better at diagnosing than I am.
Rehab is so hard. Fingers crossed.
ughhh noooooo 😦 hopefully it’s no big deal!
I hope I hope I hope…
Fingers crossed for an easy fix!
Thanks- me too!!!!
hopefully it’s just the long toes! It’s crazy how such a seemingly small thing is really a big issue when it comes to soundness! I know my guys get the same way when their toes get long!
Ugh- I sure hope so! Farrier has been delayed but hopefully being taken care of today!
Sending good vibes! I was distracted by his lovely tail so I had a hard time watching the “off-ness”.
Haha that’s so funny- now that you point it out, it is a rather hypnotizing tail…