When you had the vet come out and check her out before buying her, did he so a lameness exam as well, to make sure that she's capable of doing the work you want to do? Every time I've had a vet check before buying, one of the biggest things they do is a lameness exam to make sure that there are no hidden problems that may limit what the horse can do. If he did, and she didn't show up lame, and he said she's good to go, then I wouldn't worry at all. If he didn't, I would have him just do a quick check and give you his opinion. If you've ridden her before, and she hasn't shown signs of being lame, then I wouldn't be too horribly worried unless you are planning on doing a bunch of jumping, or barrel racing or something like that. Good luck. Hope that all checks out. Let us know what the vet says.
Thank you Belle :)
I bought her from out of state (yes, I did ride her first, and run my hands all over, but being the noob I am I didnt notice this under all the hair). So I had to TRUST the vet I selected, payed and stayed in contact with to do the health check and coggins. I had to trust her judgement
The vet who came out to float her teeth today I pointed out the knot and he felt it (she was flinchy with both legs, I attribute this to the farrier being here yesterday, and me giving her a bath today that really made mer MAD. She's had enough with people playing with her legs this week!).
He's an okay vet, but he won't give you a definitive answer or an opinion, ya know what I mean? He said the way it is its not causing any problems right now (gee, no kidding?).
He didnt seem to know what a windgall was when I tried to describe it to him. He said something about puffs so I assume they're the same thing. I don't think that's what she has, but how do you know for sure?
Either way, I'm more than a touch grumpy that the lady who sold her to me never disclosed she'd banged her leg up before.
Should I put ice booties on her after riding, and keep msm in her food, just to be safe? Sorry for the 8 billion questions...I haven't even had her that long..and I'm already OBSESSED with this horse.
You know how those Arabs are--they steal your heart