My horse has been recovering from an infection near the hoof, (I believe it is called the coronet. It is the part where the hoof meets the fur. Lol sorry that's the best way I could describe it.) that has caused her to be lame for the last two months.
The vet has given me strict instructions over the course of these two months. First, it was to walk her for 10 minutes twice a day. About a week ago the vet said I could lunge her for a little bit with only nice slow gaits. The first couple of days were fine. She bucked and went too fast but I expected she would seeing she had been locked in a stall for awhile.
Well yesterday I lunged her and she went straight up in the air bucking and kicking out. She was fine just getting energy out, and I continued to lunge her lightly. (making it a shorter lunge session.)
Today I went to lunge her and I noticed that she was limping on the same leg that she had the infection in. (it is possible that I am being overly protective and just looking for a problem. But something just didn't seem right when she was trotting.)
My question is...1. Is it an automatic "death" (for lack of a better word) sentence if she were to be lame on the same leg? 2. Could it be possible that she just made it sore from bucking and twisting around yesterday?
Like I said I realize nobody really knows my horse but I just didn't know if there was any general information anyone could offer.
Thanks from a very worried owner,