Lazy horse.... normal or somethin' up?
Middle aged thoroughbred, has always been on the lazy side but in the past few months has been more lazy than usual.
Gets decent turnout (8 hours), eats simple oats and a combination of first/second cut hay (alfalfa based). In good weight, muscled and pretty fit considering. Shown moderately throughout the summer, and jumped approx 1-2per week, however nothing strenuous as he is not green.
Had vet out, and he is not lame/sore. Tried 3 days bute, no change. On Polyglycan - no change. Feels great, just lazy. Saddle has fit fine for the past 5 years. Teeth checked and are good.
He does sometimes trip, but cant honestly say if its more than normal or if its anything significant. No other neuro signs.
He WILL get going when jumping a larger course. which makes me think that he is just lazy and a good school is in order. However, something in the back of my mind needs to rule out anything like EPM/other issues.
Does this type of behavior sound like any strange equine condition? If so, are there ways of testing?