Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I honestly wouldn't worry about so much! As much as it looks very painful, apparently it's typically just a mild annoyance to the horse and doesn't have the potential to cause serious injury unless of course they're prone to being picked on and even then, ironically pivoting and running is what's going to actually unlock it. If she appears to be distressed, painkillers and anti-inflammatory's can be used, but usually it's best just left alone.
Jynx was the same, dragging her leg around, it was horrid the first time it happened. It was a long weekend and I couldn't call a vet, so I finally just turned her out and hoped for the best and the next morning she was right as rain! It's happened a few times since then, and as long as I keep her moving she's fine.
Most prognosis' is that it will resolve itself as the horse matures and the skeleton shapes the way it's supposed to. Good luck!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.