Horse owners associate the word “lameness” with feelings of dread, expecting that it may mean an end to a horse’s riding career. When they think of lameness, many people picture an obvious head-bobbing lameness at the trot or a retired horse with arthritis turned out to pasture. However, there are many early signs of lameness that can help us to identify, diagnose, and intervene earlier in a lameness process, which gives us a better chance for successful healing of an injury, or to implement treatments that may slow the progression of musculoskeletal disease and give a horse a longer riding career. This article will describe some of the more subtle signs of lameness and help you identify them sooner. Click here to read more.