Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
You definitely need a vet. If the farrier stretched his leg and he was uncomfortable, he could have easily pulled something, damaged a joint, or torn something. These injuries require expertise to diagnose and treat (usually x-rays or a sonogram of sorts). Each one needs a different type of treatment. The longer you let it go, the more he may exacerbate the issue.
Vet, vet, vettity, vet, vet, vet. Call a vet.
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **