She stands at the round bale and eats. I also am a little unsure about the vet saying that he didn't think he needed to see her at this point, but I'm willing to give some management things a shot first and then demand he come out if it doesn't help. Thank you guys so much for the support and advice. I guess my plan of action for now is that I have already asked to switch to square bales. That will happen as soon as the BO picks up the square bales (2 days I think). I'm going to re-evaluate in a few days as to whether the square bales need to be soaked first based on the symptoms. She has already been started with staying out at night.. IF all symptoms stop once she's on the square, I will be relieved, if not I'll go to the soaking...and if that doesn't help, will call the vet. It is so hard not having her at home so that I can drop everything and change her routine that quickly. I feel terrible telling my barn owner how to do things and that she needs to change her whole routine. I know it's her job and it's my horse and that I'm paying for it, but she has a baby and is busy...I just wish it was my burden!
Anyway...does that seem reasonable or is it stupid to even try not soaking? For today obviously it was not soaked but I'll be thinking about changing that tomorrow when I check on her. I've been trying to think this through little by little and trying not to jump into panic because of a phone "diagnosis" that nobody here other than me seems to think is a big deal! I'm just a worried horse mommy trying not to be a crazy lady. It's hard sometimes as I'm sure most of you know!