Dang it. Ten days ago my horse came up lame at the trot. Found a warm swelling by the cannon bone and cold hosed and iced it 3x per day for 4 days and then had the vet out. Vet thought it might be a bee sting, indicated alternating hot/cold packs for 20 minutes 2x per day, and said to try riding him on Sunday. He was still lame at the trot, and the swelling was still there, so I called the vet again on Monday, got an ultrasound on Tuesday, and discovered that (no huge surprise) it's a suspensory injury. He probably did it rocketing around in his paddock on a muddy day, given all the evidence at hand. He's not been lame at all unless under saddle, and even then, it's a lameness that you can hear easier than see. So not a hideously bad injury, but still nothing to mess with. Farrier was due out anyway this morning, so he came and put egg bar shoes on the horse, and everything is groovy. Horse is on partial turnout, with hand-walking a couple of times a day, the swelling is starting to go down, he's not off his feed, and so really, I know, these things just happen sometimes. And I know it could be so much worse.
But I miss riding him!!! And it's going to be at least a month, possibly more. It's a month until his next ultrasound for a recheck. It already feels like forever since I've gotten to ride him and it's only been 12 days. There are other horses I can ride for a lesson once a week, but none of them are MY horse.
The health situation is totally under control. I am just looking for sympathy, I think. I'm so bummed.