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.