My 7 yo arab gelding does the same thing (right
hind though). A vet I very much respect says he may have a sore hock
(I"m getting it xrayed soon). My farrier, whom I also very much respect,
discussed this horse with the above vet for 40+ minutes long distance during
which they came up with a shoeing solution. I opted not to go for
it for the time being because other than the wear on the shoe, the horse
exhibits no signs of offness or soreness. The farrier says that he
is built tight behind and that, mechanically, he has to lift his hoof out
first and then bring it back in more than a horse whose hind feet are farther
apartto begin with.
I'm taking a wait and see approach but I am getting
a baseline xray of the hock.
Happy trails, Laney
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