Ok, so we have ruled out that it is my riding/and or/ poor saddle fit. I massaged her a few days ago and really didnt find much out of order. A few knots where you would expect a horse who had been out of work for so long.
Her owner and a friend rode her bareback in the ring and she did the same thing. She would not trot and when asked, she would either balk and shut down or would kick out. After a little pushing she would canter both directions.
The lump looks no bigger. Still has no heat. She is 100% pasture sound with no noticable limp in the field. Its hard to say with the trot as Rosie doesnt really 'rip' around her field.
I took a few pictures but its a difficult area to get a good shot of. Here are a few
Does this help? Her owner has called the vet but they are still trying to figure out how to sedate her to x-ray. Those x-ray machines are super expensive and Im sure she doesn't want hers destroyed. She prefers IV sedation to any other...especially in the case of a horse her size. Getting a shot in her is going to be difficult...getting it in a vein is impossible.
Rosies good traits are also bad traits. This horse has NO quit in her. None. She doesn't care if it takes all day...she will still refuse. We could probably get one shot on her and then maybe she would be loopy enough that we could get a vein. Maybe. Any ideas?