I went out to ride Candy yesterday and as I was about to jump on she began limping on her front fright leg. She has no cuts and her feet seem fine, I checked and rechecked her hoof. She's barefoot and has been all her life. I lead her around and in some strides she seems to walk normally again but then she limps on it for a few strides, like its sore to walk on. She stands on it okay and doesn't seem to be favoring any of her legs, it's just when she walks and it seems to be worse after she has been standing for a while.
I checked her again today and she is no better, infact she seemed a little worse but I can't be sure.
I'm new to horse ownership and have little to no experience in dealing with lame horses! What should I do? Let her rest in the paddock untill her leg heals up?
I believe she might have been kicked by another horse and is a bit sore however she is the dominant mare in her paddock and the other horses no not to mess with her!
I'm 17 and supporting her all by myself, and at this point I don't think its nescisary to call out a vet which I really cannot afford.
Any help would be greatly apreciated [=