My horse is 27 years old. About 4 days ago when I went to do chores in the morning I noticed she was limping and babying her left hind leg. It was a bit muddy in some areas of her pasture so I'm assuming that possibly one of the other girls chased her. I have been giving her bute once a day. There has not been any heat or swelling since day one and when I touch her leg all the way to her hoof she doesn't flinch from pain or anything. I don't know if maybe she sprained something or its her hip possibly?
Her attitude is the same. She's calling for me when I walk through the door and she weaves because she wants outside. I left her inside yesterday and I'm going to today also because I have to work and I wont be able to keep an eye on her.
She really limping on that back leg and she's not wanting to put pressure on it. I'm just a bit clueless because there is no heat or swelling.
I want to call the vet but my dad says no she'll be alright she just needs to rest it and that it will take time.
What do you think? Please don't tell me I'm a bad person call the vet because that is what I want to do but my dad says I can't