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    05-25-2012, 06:13 PM
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Possible leg injury, lameness?

Hi, I was riding my horse 3 days ago, and he was great in the arena. We decided to go on a short trail ride in a heavily treed area (with branches and such coating the ground). While in there, he lurched forward, spooking a rustling tree behind us. After his spook, when I picked up the trot, and I could feel he was limping at the trot only. I went home, trotted him in hand to confirm, then rinsed the leg and picked out his foot. I had my barn owner check on him for the next few days when I couldn't make it out. He said there was no swelling and no heat on his leg, which was a good sign! I saw him yesterday (2 days after this incident) and turned him out into the arena to check for problems. He seemed to trot normally, but I couldn't tell if there was still a slight gimp or not. The arena was very wet from an earlier rain so the footing was bad, which may have fooled me into seeing that very slight gimp. But I honestly couldn't tell. There was still no swelling or heat on his leg, and when tied for his grooming, kept equal weight on all four feet. Does this seem OK since it has already improved so much, and hasn't showed any typical signs of serious injury? He is a very sensitive horse, so I am wondering if he could've just tweaked his leg wrong when he spooked, or maybe got a stone bruise while on our trail ride? What does this sound like to you? I will be checking on him again tomorrow, so if you have any tips on what to look for, that would be great too.
     

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