We leased out a high preformance junior jumper. I have been riding him and I notice that once i get on him and walk around and warming up in general. the first 10 minuites his joints pop. Mostly the sound is coming from his pasterns, fetlocks, ect. (mostly the sound is in this hind legs also. specifically once the poping starts wearing off. the back left will sometimes keep at it for a little longer) He JUST this week turned 10. We are looking to buy him but i am wondering if this might turn into a long term problem in the future. He has been sound for as far as we have even known this horse. This horse was born and raised at the barn we ride at now, and i dont ever remember him ever getting hurt for the past 2 years we have known the horse.
10 year old
Joints in foot area are poping
poping sounds 5-10 mins while warming up to wear off
poping sounds after jumping while walking out
perfectly sound horse
hind left takes longest to wear off
no previous lameness we know of
we have talked to the barn manager and she says its fine that its just when he gets older some horses do it some dont.
we will take him to get a vet check if we decide to buy but in the long term do yall have any experince with this? will it effect him and possibly shorten his carrer?
thank yall so much i really appreciate you answering me and giving me your opinions!