No real examination when I got her. The previous owner is both her trainer, the owner of her barn, and my instructor, as well as a veterinarian himself specializing in sport horses, I have a lot of respect for him and figured if he says she's fine, she's fine (which she was, before the single joint bit came into the picture). I moved a fairly far distance from him, that's why I bought the horse, because I couldn't really take lessons anymore, it's very difficult to get in contact with him.
Guh... I'm so stressed out. I feel terrible for my mare. I'm not trusting my vet, so I need to decide whether I should just go ahead and see if she gives a good diagnosis, or spend more on another vet a few streets over that my neighbor uses. TBH, I'm 17yo and manage the farm, neither of my separated parents are horse-people, so all the decisions come down to me
I don't mean to give a sob story, just letting y'all know this is difficult for me, emotionally and otherwise. My anxiety disorder doesn't make things better... I'm exhausted, just glad my mare is getting some relief from the liniment.
I really think the poor girl has a hunter's bump. http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...29014499_n.jpg
^ See the back sort of swelling and the right hind leg turned out? I don't think that's good. It would also explain why she has been running out under saddle before jumps--- when I bought her, she was true "honest jumper", she'd plow through a jump if it was too much rather than ever refuse or run out. Leaning toward thinking I'll bring out the different veterinarian, ask him whether or not I should just put my horse on stall rest, and then schedule the chiropractor. Nice of this to happen just a month before the shows