Ok so I have a very frustrating problem with my QH mare. It all started the morning of April 17th. I got her out of the stall to lead her to her pasture and I noticed she was walkin funny. She looked sore on both front legs, the 1st thought in my mind was that she was developing laminitis from the green grass, but this puzzled me as she was not fat at all and has always been pastured during the day and in at night. I called the vet and she came out around 5 that evening. All she could say was that she looked foundered from the way she walked but her feet werent real hot. There was nothing else wrong with her, her eyes were clear, temp was normal, she was alert and otherwise happy ole Patty. So we pulled her off grass and treated her as if she had a slight case of laminitis. Well all seemed fine after a few days and she was walking good again but I left her in her stall for the rest of the 30 days with hand walking and turn out in a dry lot. Ok so here it gets tricky. Just around 30 days after the laminitis scare she went lame again this time on the hind left only, within two days she went three legged lame! So I figured she had an abcess as there was no heat or real swelling in leg and she wouldn't put weight on it. So in comes the farrier, he found nothing! I continued with the soaking and packing her foot but started to notice the leg was swelling but wasnt real hot. So I started wrapping her legs for support but the swelling continued within two days she had three painfully swollen legs and out came the vet again! She couldn't find anything physically wrong with her so she ran a bunch of blood work thinking maybe she had vasculitis or purpura haemorrhagica. Ok well the blood work was great! So I just kept up with packing her legs with ice and giving her bute and some low key outside time. The swelling and pain went away and she was normal again for about 3 weeks. I went to get her out 3 days ago and her right front leg was swollen and painful but with little heat. None of the swellings are real big and noticeable its all in the back of the cannon bones around the tendons but the tendons themselves don't seem to be the real source of pain. You can flex her legs and pinch the tendons and it does not bother her. All four legs have been affected. She is lame again with what appears to be the samething and I am very frustrated. The vet is puzzled and so am I. I cannot continue to call the vet out and keep putting more and more money into this mare. The next thing is to go to the vet for x-rays. I love her dearly but between her and the other one(is having dental surgery Tuesday to remove an impacted cap which has pushed the adult tooth down) I just can't keep up with the vet bills. I am young and have to pay my own vet bills so it is very difficult. If any of you have any suggestions or have heard of anything similar please let me know!!