I’m still having lameness issues with Ava. She cut her right hock July 31st. It appeared to be healing fine.
Now it’s been several weeks. The cut still looks like it’s healing well. The right hind appears to be moving well and she’s capable of carrying full weight on it. But she’s favoring her left hind. I assumed at first that the slightly shorter stride of the left was due to a compensation for the right hind. However, the issue grew more noticeable when I attempted to put her back into regular work.
Ava appears to be sound when lunged. When riding, the second I ask for more engagement or collection you can see a noticeable difference in stride length between left and right hind. The left hind will only step about half the distance forward as the right hind when she’s asked to collect. I can’t see any lameness in the right leg. In addition, she’s very crooked and she seems to be having a very difficult time bending right (which I read is a sign of the diagonal hind being weaker).
I have the vet coming out Wednesday this week. That was the earliest I could get him out.
Bleck. I hate waiting… And this is going to be expensive. I’m not sure how we’re going to afford this. I’m hoping the vet takes credit cards. And I’m hoping we have enough credit.