Ya, well, she doesn't have a heel right now because of this situation. Usually she does have two heels on each hoof! LOL
I've been reading and looking and searching and if this is indeed from an abscess, I must have just missed her lameness once and the other horse twice??? Am I that bad? I wonder? I look at their feet everyday! I feel like such a dummy if that's what this is.
Honest-to-God I didn't see any lameness, no dark spots, no smell, no pockets, no heat, nada until PRESTO! here is this heel falling off. I suppose if she would have been lame just for a few hours or most of only one day I could miss it. I don't ride every day, but I do see them every day -- right from my dining table and of course when I go to the barn. Never noticed a thing. THREE times? That's what keeps getting me -- THREE times! What the heck? And always at the same place?
Oh... I dunno. I'm going to read up some more and then go to bed.