Thank you, englishrider. Yes, love them so much that I’d rather have him comfy and happy than any amount of jewelry or a nice car. I have seen him walk from behind with others leading him, and I did not notice a hip drop. I just spoke with my vet and we are doing the hocks on Friday (happy valentine’s day to me) and he will remain on rest with just hand walking and goofing around in the arena for a few more weeks. I will definitely keep you all posted on his progress. I guess my next thing to check would be SI issues if we have ruled out hocks & stifles. I sure hope it doesn’t come to that. It would just be better if Trace could tell me what the problem is and where he hurts.