Thursday, August 6, 2009
Well, I Think I Was Wrong.........Injury
Not sure what yet. Reluctant to call Vet at this point, but I did take her out on a walk on the lunge line and I could see it. Right rear looks stiff and when she brings it forward, she brings it way under her center. Now this horse is cow hocked. She bears weight and brings it up. I stretched her way back and she didn't try and kick me or pull back. I flexed it up and forward and she tolerated that well. Then I cold hosed her rear right hip and leg and she lifted it and held it up in the air. I know she needs a trim and I wonder if that is contributing, balance and all. I also discovered a hoof mark below her hip bone, above her stifle, center to the muscle. She is walking around on it and the stupid dog scared them both and they bolted to one of the paddock. I don't want to bute or banamine her, because I want her to feel it and take it easy over the weekend. I don't see any obvious swelling anywhere. She has two bumps one her inside cannon bone and one lower on outside of that cannon bone and is not bothered by me pressing them. She also has that on other leg, but not as prominant. Has a history of splints. I'm wondering if a kick has caused some muscle soreness, well, I'm hoping that's it anyway. I think , I'll watch her over the weekend and see what she looks like on Monday and then I'll call Vet, unless I end up with a very obvious three legged horse. Don't know what to do right now. Shit!
Posted by Callie at 1:44 PM