Two days ago, I was working my horse and he threw a huge bucking fit. After he stopped and started trotting, he was limping.
Well, I noticed his front right tendon (behind canter bone) was a bit swollen. I went on to rinse in cold water and bandage. The limp that day, just walking, was very noticeable. He was bobbing his head very noticeably.
Next day, I took him out and he wasnít really limping. I took the bandage off, rinsed in some more cold water and everything appeared to be good. I kept it bandaged one more day and left him in the little paddock/stall.
Today, I took him out and hosed it off. I noticed a small lump on the front of his Canter bone. I rinsed it off with cold water, his right canter bone, and felt it. It was still a bit warm but left it off to see if the swelling would return.
I checked back out on him, and Iím noticing these two huge lumps on the front of both Canter bones. I donít know if my bandages did this, because I did bandage both canter areas (not just the bad one). The swelling on the back of his right leg is kind of back but not as bad.
See attached pictures. I called the vet yesterday about his tendon and he said if the swelling doesnít go away in the next few days, to call him and heíll come out. I havenít called him about these lumps yet. I just noticing these today. Just not appeared.
Any suggestions to treat the tendon besides cold water, leg wraps, and confined stall movement, please let me know. Any suggestions what the lumps are, should I worry, what to do about them, let me know! Thanks.