2-year old developing awkward gait
Hoping I can get a quick read on what might be going on here. I have a (nearly) 2-yr old Welsh Cob. A few weeks ago, he developed this weird kind of stomping of his feet, predominantly in the walk (prior he had normal and quite lovely lofty little gaits). I chalked it up to a growth spurt, ligaments temporarily being stretched or something but my farrier thinks there is cause for concern.
I'll certainly have the vet out to have a look but just wondered if there were any folks out there who've experienced something like this.
Right now I'm not really working him, just letting him grow up physically and mentally so it's not from workout stress. If I put him out to free lunge his trot looks pretty good but I have a hard time getting him into a canter - like he's unbalanced. No soreness or warm spots on his hind legs.