My daughter brought in her 4yo QH mare from pasture Sunday evening and she was very lame. She didn't want to put weight on her front right leg. She was actually holding it forward and up to keep weight off it and she had rotated all her weight to the left side of her body.
There is no swelling, trauma or heat anywhere in her leg. Our farrier stopped by and checked for bruises or punctures in her hoof and found none. All 4 shoes were secure as well. He flexed and held her leg in a couple positions and nothing made it worse or better.
So she is on stall rest and will start anti-inflammatories Monday morning. We have Dr. Woodford coming out Tuesday to look her over. Dr. Woodford is a vet that also does incredible chiro and acupuncture work on horses. So hopefully we can figure out whats wrong with her.
My daughter and her horse are scheduled to compete in their 4th ACTHA CTC on the 29th which is the last ride of the series where they are leading Junior Riders in points. My daughter is very concerned for her horse and is hopefully and praying she is sound to compete this weekend.