Went out at midnight to do a final headcount tonight and he has a soft, warm lump of a swelling on his left hind hock. Not the whole joint, just a squishy bump on the outside between the back bulb of the hock and the outside bone...don't know how else to explain it and can't get a picture til morning.
I don't recall him limping when we bathed him and we used our hands to rub him down, but he went straight to his stall after scraping off the excess water and we picked him up today limping with no noticable swelling. There was nothing in his stall other than a hanging bucket of water, another hanging bucket for grain, and a hay rack on the wall. There was a small bucket on the floor actually, the chore kid was probably timid to go in with him...but less than 24 hours in a stall, and he's not stocked up, just a lump.
I've been blessed with hearty, healthy and sound horses all my life so this is new to me! I'll be sure to get a couple pictures online tomorrow by noon-ish...
Thanks for the help and sorry for rambling!
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