Lame but no swelling/heat? help!
Hi, so I recently took my horse to the beach/forest and he had a pretty intensive workout on top of that he also got kicked in the chest by a grumpy mare on the same ride.
I got him out of the paddock two days ago (so the day after we got back from the forest) only to find he is clearly lame at the trot (actually it's extremely obvious) however I cannot seem to find any heat, swelling or soreness. He's now had 3 days off and still very lame as before.
Is it time to call a vet out and if not what should I do?
Thanks heaps :~)
PS: He's barefoot and has been having regular schooling most days of the week for the past 2 months, I would say he's quite fit however this has been pony club riding not galloping up hills and sandy terrain.