Chances are we’ve all been there; times when we are working with our beloved horse and something just isn’t right. From the blatantly obvious to the nagging feeling that something is “off”

If any of the below describe your horse, it may be time for an appointment:

* Runny, watery eyes

* Holding head to one side

* Throws it’s head

* Re-occurring lameness

* Girthy

* Stiffness in legs and hind end

* Scuffs or drags toes

* Decreased performance

* Refuses to pick up leads

* Strides out unevenly

* Bucks or crow hops

* Has difficulty holding or gaining weight

* Abnormal stance (points, or excessively shifts weight)

* Sour disposition

* Difficulty backing up

* Holds tail off to one side

* Disuniting constantly

* Rushes/refuses fences

* Twisting over fences

* Increased resistance as the riding session progresses

* Hypersensitive to brushing

* Unable to travel straight

* Resistance to work

* Young horses buckling on hind fetlocks

* Or generally not acting like their usual self