We went out yesterday and as my daughter walked Lily around I noticed that she looked kind of stiff and at first I thought it was no big deal. Lily easily went into a trot and seemed alright. When she went back into a walk she seemed stiff again so I really watched (I'm do not have an experienced eye) and sure enough she was short-striding on her right front. We quit riding of course but now we're not sure what to look for or what to do. Lily is barefoot so I suppose it could be a stone bruise, but I don't know what to look for. What else can I look for and how do I check her out?
I'm heading to the barn in about an hour and if it's worse I will certainly call the vet.