Sorry, it's me again going on about my clonky donkey In addition to his rickety back end, Jasper is limping on his front right. I'm speaking to the vet this afternoon, but forewarned is forearmed. The basic pattern is that he'll be OK when he gets up in the morning, and only limps slightly, if at all. on his morning walk. But when he's back home and has had a snooze, he'll be very limpy when he gets up again, then loosen up if he walks any distance. Similarly he'll not be too bad on his afternoon walk, but when he gets up to have his tea, or to go for last wee before bed, his leg seems painful enough that he's reluctant to weight-bear. By the time he's got to the back door, though, he's moving more easily again, though still limping. It came on gradually, there's no warmth or swelling, and even when he doesn't seem to want to weight bear on it he doesn't hold his foot off the ground like he did when he had a corn (on his other front foot). I've not tried manipulating each joint as I know what he'll do if it hurts..... I've been giving lead walks only for about a week, a couple of miles a day at most, but it's not showing signs of improvement. Any thoughts on whether this sounds like a soft tissue issue such as a strain, or arthritis? Would arthritis make him reluctant to weight bear, and would it loosen up that quickly once he moves? I know there could be other more worrying causes, but I'm sure the vet will want to try to treat conservatively first.