My mare is on a regular 4 day a week training program. I am using a balance trainer for 15-20 minutes at a walk and trot and then I ride her with a bareback pad for 15 min. at a walk and trot in an indoor riding arena with nice footing.
Five days ago, we noticed that she had some swelling on the inside part of her right hock. She could walk on it, there hasn't been heat in the area, and if you touch it she does not act like she is in pain.
We take her out to walk her in the indoor twice a day, cold hose her twice a day and give her bute. When I asked her to trot on the lunge today, she dragged that leg and tripped bc it must hurt to bend like that or to push off with it.
I am wondering if anyone can suggest anything else I can do... to help her.