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My horse has been lame for a while and when I canter him he kicks out to the side in pain. Any idea of what could be causing this?

My horse has been lame for a while and when I canter him he kicks out to the side in pain. Any idea of what could be causing this?
Could you ask the vet to take X-rays or something similar to check for bone or muscle damage, my old mare had a tear in a tendon in one of her front leg which was detected by the vet and was off for 6 months
Lauryn G sorry I made a mistake. I rode him before i knew he was lame and i havent ridden him since. We got the vet out and he had sacroilliac injections but it hasnt helped so i was wondering if anyone had any other ideas of what could be going wrong.
He's been lame for a while, yet you're still riding him? Get the vet out, please, for the sake of your horse