So,last October I bought my now eight year old mare Desi. Some of you may remember the thread about what happened. Long story short I bought a lame horse and after a big mess I got Desi out of the deal and the gelding sent back. She had a few issues when I bought her but I had her sound and ready to go by that November and started learning how to rope off of her. The end of last March I started noticing that she seemed sore in her hind end somewhere. I could feel it in her stop. She was stopping with more weight on her right hind than her left. Nobody noticed it watching her move but I could feel it. Her chiropractor fixed her up and she was good to go. I rode her for a week or so after that and than she seemed quite a bit better, but then cut her face open to the bone and I didn't ride her again before I left for Alberta the middle of April. The middle of October I came back home from Alberta. She had had about 6 months off. I started riding her and the first thing I noticed was that in a lope she was slightly bunny hopping behind when ridden in the left lead. Also, she would stop and immediately slightly move her hind end over towards the right. Which I found weird. I took her in to the vet and she unloaded off the trailer prancing around and was a complete mess and did not show any signs of lameness at all.. But she was all riled up the whole time and I think that had a lot to do with it. The only thing the vet caught was her left hind locking up a few time. So he diagnosed her with an upper pattellar fixation and recommended a lot of long trotting in straight lines. We did xrays on her front legs and feet due to her being sore there also at that time. But that was due to her having not been trimmed correctly and my farrier straightened her right out and shod her and she was good to go. Her xrays came back fine as far as her front wheels go. It was a few weeks till I rode her again due to me being thrown and back problems from it. But we did a lot of long trotting and after a couple weeks the catching in her left hind was gone and she could lope a left leaded circle with no bunny hopping and no catching. She still wasn't a tiny bit iffy in her stop though. I started using a laser on her left stifle, hock, and on the pressure points that someone showed me and for the first time in a while I felt her actually stop on both hinds even weight. I started taking lessons on her again and my trainer thought she was looking fantastic. About a month and a half of consistent riding and lessons, my trainer said he no longer liked how she was moving. I didn't either. He never said where he thought she was sore. And I wish I would of asked. Fast forward to now and she lunges out sound and trots out sound.... Sorry about the wall of words guys But I am really down about this. After my last lesson my mom had a heart attack and open heart surgery and I've been swamped with work and had no time to deal with this. I've to stressed to even think about it till now. But as of now she is moving sound. But I am going to figure out what is going on because I know something is wrong. I'm dreading taking her to the vet because I know I'll haul her all the way up there and she will prance right on out of the trailer and never move off once..... !!!!!!!!BUT SHE IS GOING TO THE VET!!!!!!! I'm trying to get my game plan arranged. -----Any ideas on what it could be? Any advice? ------------ I just want my crazy mare ok.. I may end up taking her to my trainers first to let her see her, cause he's got a good eye for that kind of stuff. And let him give me advice on as far as where the best place to haul to would be and see what he thinks of the situation. Because I have a tendency to freak out and speed to the vet, throw money around right and left, and not get ANYWHERE.