We were gone for the weekend and our barn owner took care of our horse. Their 20 year old daughter rode with our permission. She is very experienced and rode bareback so I wasn't at all concerned. Unfortunately, now Lily is limping.
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.