Yesterday I went out to my horse's paddock to get her, and she looked up and me a noticed me and started pawing her foot. She didn't want to put much pressure on it and when she tried to walk she was limping terribly to try and support herself without putting pressure on that hoof. The shoe came out on one side and twisted over and was on her foot. We pulled the shoe, and she wasn't limping as badly. She didn't exactly look comfortable (as I'm sure you can imagine) but the big limp was definitely gone. We brought her in and bathed her, squirted out the hoof (we didn't see any signs of a puncture), and vet-wrapped/duct taped over the hoof temporarily. Her farrier is going to see her today (I don't know if I'll get a chance to get up there or not) and make sure that she is okay, probably put on a new shoe. I was planning on riding yesterday but of course I am giving her off until we get further notice that it is okay to continue. It was her right front, which looked chipped and slightly torn up on both sides.
How serious do you think this sounds? I know horses tear shoes all the time, and she has done it in the past but it never caused a limp. How long do you typically give them off for this kind of thing?