So I went to see her today and while she did not kick me again, she still seemed a little sensitive over her right side and right above her right flank. She was completely nonchalant about me poking and prodding her left side, I got no reaction at all. While I was poking her left side she kept looking at her right side like "hey! This is the side you should be looking at!" and when I got over there she was distinctly more sensitive. I gently, with a little pressure, ran my fingers up her flank and she definitely flinched once and backed up a step. Then I started pressing (4 fingers, gentle pressure, just enough to get to muscle) on her back above that and she kept an ear on me and turned to look at what I was doing a few times, no flinching but she was distinctly interested and a little worried about what I was doing.
Maybe she rolled weirdly and pulled something?
I saw her pee and poop, both looked normal and she was picky, like normal, about where she went. She was super happy to see me coming into her field, trotted up to see me and put her head on my shoulder, so her attitude is normal, maybe even a little more happy than normal. Her temperature was normal...
I didn't do much with her, just little leading practice and then I put her back. I'm thinking I'll give her at least the rest of the week off for sure, probably even some into next week.
Does it still sound like I should call the vet? She was acting normally enough that I'm inclined to say that it's probably not necessary currently... what do you guys think?
Thanks for being so helpful! =)
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.