Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: northeast Arkansas
Is the nasal discharge watery, very thin, or is it thick and very snotty? A lot of horses get watery runny noses when they are worked and there's usually no major problem. If it's real thick and smells bad there's an infection going on.
Not all lameness will show in all gaits. Some horses are lame but it doesn't show until asked to trot. Chanti was lame at a walk, more noticeable in a trot, but not noticeable at all at a lope.
Your mare could have sprained/strained something in that leg, or it's possible she stepped on a sharp rock and bruised her foot. Is there any heat or swelling anywhere, anything off looking in her foot? Does she stand with that leg forward a lot, like in front of the other leg so there's not much weight on it?