Hi all! (Saying all the vet related info first so you know I’m coming to the forum just to hear if others have experienced what I describe below.) My vet and I are working to figure out what is going on with my guy’s hind step. We sent off neck x-rays to a specialist yesterday and results will arrive by Tuesday, but they may not tell us anything and we’ll have to start from the beginning again. He also gets regular hock injections but has not been able to get chiro recently because his Dr had to have surgery.
So - I have an 8-year-old, almost 9, OTTB gelding who is not wanting to hold his back feet up for the farrier, not back sore or moody, passed neurological exam, PPE, & passed with flying colors on this strange movement monitoring device my vet put on him. BUT he’s completely asymmetrical in the back. His LH jerks tightly upward and lands diagonally toward his RF when he’s not going long and low. His right hip dips slightly down when this happens. I thought maybe SI, but he’s not showing any off-steps or additional asymmetry after flexion tests. My vet thinks there’s either something going on in his neck, lymes, or epm. I spoke to two of his old owners and he’s apparently always done this when it gets cold. Has anyone seen anything like this before? What was your experience?