Lameness in equines is defined as any deviation in the horse’s way-of-going. For example, your horse may not be reaching under himself at the canter like he used to, or he may have a very noticeable limp. Lameness while affecting your horse‚Äôs way-of-going may also manifest itself in your horse’s poor performance and behavior.
Your horse‚Äôs movement, whether at a walk, trot, or canter, is altered because the horse is in pain. While lameness is typically associated with leg and foot injuries it may also be caused by pain in the neck, back or rump. A complete evaluation by your vet is the best way to get your four legged friend pain free and back under saddle.