Hey! I have an 11 year old paint mare who has had a hot, puffy leg for about 3 years. Everytime I ride her she doesn't favorite it at all, but after I get off she starts limping and favoring her leg. Any Ideas of what it could be?
I'm thinking since it's been going on for so long it's either something permanent that you will be dealing with forever or it's an arthritis issue but you never know, there might be a simple fix. Maybe she kicks herself when she moves....
3 Years and it's only being dealt with now? Poor mare. Good thing you are looking into it for her.
At any rate, this needs to be dealt with. You could cold hose her a couple of times a day until the vet comes out and see if that helps her at all. And you say she isn't lame when you ride, but only when you end the ride. So don't ride until you figure it out. This is only aggravating the injury -- whatever it is.