On Sunday I went to see my horse and had that sinking feeling as soon as I saw him. He was struggling to walk in a straight line towards me, and though he loosened up a bit as he walked he was lame and was hitching one hip and throwing the leg out to the side and then the other hind was coming underneath him to support the fact that the near hind was going out sideways. There wasn't a mark on him, nor swelling or heat, and he looked symmetrical from behind. I assume he has had a crashing fall in the paddock - a new horse had been put in there that morning, and it had rained so the grass would have been wet and slippy. He walked the worst of it off, and has been improving slowly since then. He saw a chiropractor yesterday, who sorted out some of the knotted muscles - he was sore from poll to tail - and suggested I should leave it a couple of days before getting the vet to see if there are skeletal issues too. He will stand square, can stand on any three feet, and is tracking up, though not evenly - the near hind is taking shorter strides. He is happily following me around and is moving around the isolation paddock I put him in. But the first two strides he takes when he first sees me still look pretty awful and he is obviously lame at the walk. I am obviously worried about his hips and pelvis - but it does make sense to give him a bit of time to get over soreness from the fall, since he seems happy and is moving around, before I spend a stack on x-rays etc. So, if you are still reading - has anybody had similar experiences? What were the symptoms? And what ended up being the problem? If you ever found out. What are the symptoms of skeletal hip/pelvis problems? NB I am not asking for vet advice - the vet will be out on Monday morning if he isn't massively improved by then - I am just trying to find out a bit more since I am doing my nut just a little bit. Happy endings are particularly well received.