Because I come to Ponybox for everything...haha. Lets see if I can make this short and sweet.
My gelding has been randomly kicking out and "bunny hopping" on his left lead, and I thought maybe you could help me figure it out!! I gave him 2 weeks off after I noticed it the first time, and today I rode him again since then. I rode about 15 minutes warming up, then as I was loping to the left, he kicked out.
-He's been doing cutting and reining since he was about 3
-I had his hocks injected roughly 6 months ago
-He was adjusted by a chiro about 3 weeks before this started
-He has NEVER kicked out to be a jerk, it's always when in pain
I'm thinking it's his stifles, but I'm not sure?? He picks up the correct leads, he has no trouble transitioning that I've noticed.....I'm lost :(
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Sounds like stifles.
What's wrong with him that he needs to be injected by 10?
SCR- Since cutters and reiners use their hocks so much, they tend to develop problems by about this age, if not sooner...just depends on how much they've been used. His right hock is almost completely fused, and his left is getting there.
I would definitely have his stifles checked out, although honestly it could be a million and two different things. I would check saddle fit, shoe fit, etc. and check for a bounding digital pulse in that left hind.