Mom's older Arabian mare with unusual 'blown' knee..help!
Good morning gang. It has been a LONG time since I have dropped by. Let me get right to the point.
My mom, who is on a fixed income (she's 70), has a 18-year-old Arabian mare, Misty. Misty and my mom are like two peas in a pod, and they love each other dearly. Misty is fit and healthy...but just over a week ago, took a bad step in turnout while running and playing with my two horses. Misty went out with two nice forelimb knees, and came back in thirty minutes later with the left one so misshapen (see attached pictures) that it is frightening.
There is absolutely no heat, nor is Misty favoring it, nor does she have any issues flexing it. Since my mom cannot afford to have a vet look at her, we're doing what we can...ice on for 15 minutes, then off. Daily aspirin (1000 mg), daily hand walking.
Have any of you seen an injury like this...especially one that doesn't seem to affect the horse in any way except cosmetically? Please let me know. Thank you VERY much.
"I don't own my horses, they own me. It is a relationship I have no plans of changing."