Originally Posted by friafreedom756
The hard part is that the horse is at her farm (the house and farm are 5 miles away) and she doesnt do much with the horses. Someone goes over to feed them twice a day, and that's about it. Its very rare that she works with them. So I do it whenever I can. It is quite muddy since the ground is thawing, so maybe she slipped and sprained it? I just returned from vacation, so I don;t know how long its been.
I was thinking the mud could make him slip (my horse tweaked himself like this as I was watching) or it could soften is feet and open him up to abscesses. It is pretty common during spring but things here are thawing early (never really froze) and a lot of horses at the barn have an abscess right now. Since you don't know how long it has gone on, if it stays the same through monday, I'd ask her to have a vet out. If it gets worse, call the vet. They don't necessarily have to come out, they can advise you based on the horse's history and what you think is going on.