Every horse owner, to a certain extent, tries to take care of and mend their horse's ailments and ask for help when needed. I'm hoping HF can help via suggestions!
Justus is my 6 year old Welsh Pony cross mare - she injured her leg on a fence 2 years ago and after wrapping and stalling her for a week it started clearing up, healed with a hard bump halfway down her canon on the outside on her hind right leg.
ANYWAY, now every spring she "stocks up" in that leg. It's swollen, sometimes firm which makes her sensative to touch it, sometimes warm, but she's never favoring or limping at all, with or without a rider. Rides are once a week walk/trot in a big field, nice and easy. I've started soaking her with warm epsom salts, cold hosing, and massaging soothing ointment today - will see if it had any effect tomorrow.
Wondering what you guys would do/try? The vet will be out next week to give vaccinations and stuff so I'll have him look at her if it hasn't cleared up or improved by then or if it worsens, but curious what else could help her? As far as I know, there has been no trauma to her leg, although she's only been with the new herd a couple weeks and she's apparently already leading the gang so I wouldn't put it past her if she was kicked. There are no marks, cuts, or abnormalities other than the swelling.
Here are some pictures from today: