I know lately she has been acting very stiff and sore in the back end but tonight she seemed to be really bothered. Her one leg is straight like a normal horse leg but the other leg is curved inward meeting the other leg. She had some heat coming out of her hind legs and the one appeared slightly swollen.
I do know the vet said two months ago she had fluid in her back hocks. Her feet were just trimmed last Friday.
I am thinking about calling in a equine massage therapist for her and maybe the vet back out. I do have her on joint supplements. I had requested starting tonight to keep her indoors (going down into the 30's tonight) and out during the day only. I am wondering if the cold is bothering her at all??
She loves attention and loves grooming but even tonight she did not want it, she just seemed completly off. I know horses have their days but we are both worried about her.
Anyone with older horses have any suggestions? She is my oldest horse. After her I have a 9 year old, 2 6 yr olds and a 2 yr old.
My oldest daughter even noticed she was walking off tonight...