Well about a month and a half ago, Spy was bugging one of the boarders (Mickey) and Mickey got annoyed and kicked at Spy. Well Spy spun around to get out of the way and we thought he twisted his knee (the BO saw it happen). So she brought him and Crackie in from the field and put them in a smaller paddock/run in area.
When I came out later that day, he was still limping, so I brought him in and his entire left foreleg was swollen from the knee down. The BO and I decided that we would give him some bute for a couple days and keep him in to see if the swelling went down before deciding what to do next.
The next couple days the swelling was up and down; finally after about 2 weeks of stall rest (he was only on bute for a week) we talked to Mickey's owner who is a BM at a racing barn, she looked at it and said to stand him in the snow (thats as close to cold hosing as we could get) So after a couple days of standing him in a snowbank the swelling really went down (yay!) and now he has a lump on his leg. So again, we asked what Mickey's owner thought it might be, she said it was just like a knot and to massage it out. So for the last few weeks he's been getting it massaged a couple times a day, and being stood in the snowbank. The vet has been called and is coming out next week (If I owned him, she would have been called a while ago, but not my horse).
I was just wondering if anyone had any idea what this could be?