Boyz has been on and off lame on his off fore for about 4 weeks now, vet came out 2 weeks ago friday and said it was most probably a combination of him recovering from an abscess (as its been wet and then dry and then wet and then dry...) and a bruised sole (the week before he was sound so we hacked out and a massive stone got wedged in between his shoe and frog) there was a bit of heat and he was intermittantly lame on the lunge.
So she put him on bute for 10 days and restricted turnout. The vet said he didnt need box rest and she only wanted to pen him to be on the safe side so he would make a full recovery as he has just turned 16.
Anyway, vet returned on Thursday and he was still lame, only this time when lunged on his right rein he was hopping lame (when she last came he was 90% sound and threw in a couple of lame strides, which made her think it was just a bruise) she wants him in for further tests.
So now Boyz is booked in to the vets hospital for next week to have xrays, ultrasound and nerve blocks to find out what it is as he has no heat, swelling or pain when you manipulate his leg. He had a full vet check 3 months ago and was ruled 100% no arthritis. Only thing i can think it might be is he came back off loan in Feb unshod and his fronts were severly splayed to the inside :( other than that vet said possible bone/tendon/ligament/soft tissue damage.
Sorry for the long post but has anyone else had any similar lameness or know what it might be?
Horse riding is a lot like nuts & bolts. If the rider is nuts, the horse bolts