My mare has come up slightly lame in the last week. It’s very subtle, you can only really tell when she’s trotting with a rider, but it looks like possibly front feet. I was looking more closely at her hooves today and grabbed a few pictures, I wanted to see what you guys think. Her heels look pretty contracted to me, but I’ve never been very good with hoof issues. I’m wondering if this could be contributing to the slight off-ness. There’s otherwise no heat, maybe a bit of discomfort if I push on her heels but she’s fairly stoic so it’s hard to tell. Naturally I will get the vet out, I worry about things like navicular, but it has to wait a couple weeks, I have to help pay for my mom to move and have to pay for my OWN move after a soon-to-be-break up (unless it starts getting worse, it’s currently so subtle as to be barely there so I think we can wait just a bit but obviously that’ll change if it deteriorates any).
Hopefully pics load. Any advice is appreciated! Sorry for the not stellar pics, I had to hurry and I thought they looked okay at the barn but now at home they don’t look as great.