my horse foundered last spring and i have not ridden him since. i started working him on a lead and he bobs his head alot, mainly when the foot most effected is on the ground. is this his way of showing pain.
Type of Animal: quarter horse
Name of Horse: skipper
he has had cloggs on twice he is now in clue on aluminun shoes. all of his blood work is normal. he was on thyroid-l for 1 month. i have had my hay tested for sugar content which is very low. today working him on a lead at a trot he was bobbing his head alot the more a worked him.
Yes, it is the most common presentation of lameness.... unloading the weight off of the painful limb.
23 years in private equine practice.