I've only had my mare a couple months, and definitely had a vet to a health check before I got her, but I had the farrier out today for the first time to trim hooves.
When he got to her right rear leg, he immeaditly noted and commented on the knot and inflammation in the tendons just above the hoof (don't even ask me leg terminology. I've got stifle and hock and the rest is a mystery). His quote was "big old injury here. You can feel it. Just a knot and inflammation. She got hurt here at some point."
I was shocked..I've been all over her and I never noticed that bump when cleaning her feet? What kind of moron am I? He commented she's so woolly right now that even a vet probably wouldn't catch it.
He said with really hard work it might make her sore, or not at all. It could just be scar tissue. I have the vet coming tomorrow to float teeth and ill have him take a look too.
Right now im sitting here watching her and im a lil shocked. Her stifle kinda "pops" too when she shifts, but once you start riding it stops. Should that be a sign of injury too?
Does anyone else have a horse who has a knot there? Does it affect their work ability? I was really wanting to try jumping this summer..would she not be able to do that because of a bump like that?
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