My horse, Apollo, went dead lame on his right hind on August 5th, 2011. The next day we had the vet out and he decided it was an abscess. He dug a small hole in the toe area of his hoof and a little bit of pus came out. So we started soaking it in epsom salts for 30 minutes twice a day and wrapping it with Mag-60 whenever it wasn't being soaked. On the 8th the abscess blew out at his coronet. It's a pretty large crack where it blew out. He got better throughout the week but not 100%. We kept soaking it and wrapping it for another week and a half and he got better but still not 100%. So fast forward to today, the 15th. He has good days and bad days. Yesterday was pretty bad. He's still running to the gate when I call so I know it must not hurt too bad but, his trot is extremely gimpy. He's a showmanship machine and he usually has perfect pivots but he's having a lot of trouble. His back is really good though. I don't want to push him so I'm basically just hand walking him right now. He's lost a ton of muscle since he's not getting a normal workout but that doesn't really worry me. We are showing at Congress in a little over a month and I'm starting to wonder if he will be healed up in time. It is supposed to take this long to heal? Any suggestions on what I should do?