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?