I realize there are different levels of being lame and that some can be more severe than others but I was wondering is there an average time period for a horse to get over being lame?
My horse became lame last Saturday. It was to the point where she was limping severely but only when we trotted. Walking was fine. Sunday she was the same. So I called the vet out and he came on Monday. She was a LOT better. I really didn't even notice it anymore. He confirmed she was a little lame and gave her some medicine (I don't know what it is because it's in German.). Anyway, he said to only walk her for a week. (he said I could ride her but just walk.) It is now Friday and I rode her today and she is still lame. I was just curious if there was a general time table for a horse getting over lameness. Does it take weeks or months? The vet is coming back out this upcoming week but I was just curious.
I understand you guys don't know the horse or the severity of the problem so I understand if you don't have an answer.
Oh and should I have even been riding her? Would that have an impact on her getting better? The vet said I could but only at a walk like I previously stated.
Thanks for any replies!