I noticed just the other day when I was sitting on my gelding bareback that his shoulders are uneven. There's a bulge on his left shoulder, what I'm assuming is muscle, that just isn't there on the right. I'm ashamed to say that even after 5 years of having him, it may be something that's been there all along, so don't rule out skeletal/muscular issues. :blushing: It's never seemed to cause him any lameness issues. Here's a "bird's-eye-view" of it (Edited: picture with text and illustration included ). I hope it's clear enough in this photo to see the "bulge" I'm talking about. It's near the back of the shoulder, just before it meets the back. There's just not the same "bulge" on the right. I should also add that he was standing completely square in this picture, and I shot it as straight down his back as I could. Left side Right side And also a shot of his front hooves. Jury's front right hoof has always looked like that. I'm not sure what the exact definition of "clubbed" is, but I've had some people tell me that it is, others say it's not (clubbed that it). Either way, it's abnormally shaped. When I switched to a new farrier last August, I asked him what he thought of that hoof. His guess as to why it's shaped like that is that there's a conformational abnormality in Jury's right shoulder, and a funny-shaped hoof is his body's way of compensating for that. Again, he was only guessing, but could the two problems I'm posting about here (shoulder and hoof) be linked in that way? Also, any advice on how I should treat the shoulder from now on would be great. Do I need to call a vet out ASAP? Thanks so much if you read all that. Any and all advice is much appreciated!