Heidi's Lame... Again

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    08-06-2012, 06:54 PM
Heidi's Lame... Again

I don't know what's up, but I'm playing it safe...

When I went out to check on the mares this morning, Heidi was dragging around her right hind leg.
Almost exactly how she did with her collateral ligament tear on her left that put her out for several months. So naturally I was freaking out and making her walk to see how bad it was.
So then a few seconds later, she was acting like nothing is wrong. She was short stepping a little but putting her weight on it.
Of course, being the cautious being I am, threw her in a small corral by herself so that she wouldn't further worsen the lameness. She got bute, some grain, and a flysheet.
But now my parents are telling me that I should let her back in with the mares.
My dad said, "Horses are meant to move around, so walking around will help her out."

I beg to differ, but I'm starting to doubt what I did a little. Did I do the right thing?
However I made my mom call my vet so that she can be taken in tomorrow to get looked at.
She's not going to be ridden at the working horse show this week after all. =/

The ironic thing about this that the same time last year, she got lame with the collateral ligament tear...
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    08-06-2012, 08:16 PM
Heidi is dragging her leg again... I'm really concerned. Last week she stepped in to a hole with her back legs at a walk.
Do you think this could of caused her to be lame? Weird thing is that she didn't show lameness until now.

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