Update: Went up to the barn today to talk to barn manager. She is familiar with what a choke looks like, and all that as well as my horse. He does have allergies and stuff here was blooming while it was snowing! It's so bad MY allergies are acting up. A helpful thing to know is first wipe out the lower part of the nostril really good then go up as high as you can and wipe the nose there. (yuck I know) For me the lower part was green, sticky and yucky, however the upper part I could reach was dry and just a little dirty/dusty. That means that stuff wasn't coming back up the wrong way and doesn't look like chocking. The plan:
Get his antihistimes ASAP
Water down his hay to slow him down
Watch the snot and check again
Since he's been a cribber well before I Got him we are going to try again to see if we can get that in check. HE wont crib where the water bucket it hanging so we are going to try using thick rope to weave between the metal bars. IF he does try to crib the rope it's better than cribbing on metal. He's got almsot no front teeth.
HE was his usually spirited self. Tried to walk off when I was mounting (oh he didn't like getting smacked for that one and made to walk backwards with me on the ground using one of my split reins as a slapper) and decided he would try NOT to walk thru mud puddles or give me a slow trot etc.... basically his normal snotty self LOL he really is a good boy. I've been riding a year this month and have owned him since December after starting a lease last June or July so all this is new to me. As I told my barn manager "I'm as green as the Timothy I fed him at the clinic'
Thanks for all the great advice!