Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
What happens if you work her through this behavior? Have you tried? She could just be a bit snotty and sour from being off work and she doesn't want to return to work.
Have you tried Bute or another anti-inflammatory for a few days while exercising her.
I think I would try working her through it and seeing if she begins getting better or worse, and then go back for xrays, etc if she's really not improving.
You said her owner has lost her confidence working the horse, are you a confident rider that can push the mare past her current attitude?
Just throwing ideas at you. I hope you can get it figured out.