For a while now I have felt that a horse I have been riding is not quite right. He has always been a bit of a nappy type but more recently he has started being reluctant to jump which is very unlike him. Another difference is that he will buck (sort of a hind end only thing) about 6 strides after a jump. It feels a bit like he's trying to rearange himself.
Today when I was watching his owner ride I noticed that he's keeping his right hind very straight when cantering left and he was just a little reluctant to canter. I mentioned this to the owner and she told me that she was hearing a quiet clicking that she hadn't heard before.
My thought is that it's a sticky stifle that's causing him pain but as I understand it hocks can click too.
The vet has been called and we are making an appointment so that he can be thoroughly looked over but I wondered if anyone else has had an experience like this or some insight.
My horse is going through the same thing. Two nights ago I found my horse NQR and it appears it's his right hip area that is bothering him. I hear clicking too. He has always been kind of noisy at the walk but this clicking is more obvious. My vet will be coming out tomorrow morning to examine him. I will let you know what he finds, although it could be completely different from what this horse has though they sound similar.