So I met the vet today. I lunged my horse both ways at the trot, then walked her to and from the vet a couple times. Trotted her to and from the vet a couple times. The vet said she looked sound. She hoof tested her for abscesses and also used the hoof tester to press against the frog where the navicular bone was and found no sensitivity. She said she didn't see anything that would warrant X-Rays or a nerve block, and Raina didn't show any alert soreness that a nerve block would actually give results to.
She did a stress test on her fetlock and knee and when she palpated the knee further, there was some tenderness in the joint. The vet said her feet looked good, her heels were a little low though. She was standing square and nothing rose any red flags about her feet, and she suggested that Raina could have hurt her knee in the pasture sometime with all the snow and ice we've had lately. She's also an equine chiropractor and ended up doing a small adjustment.
She told me I could do one of two things. She's returning on Monday to check on another horse. She said I could ride Raina and work her so she'd turn up sore and limp for her to do another check for Monday, or I could rest her. She's pretty certain its not her hoof which makes me feel content with resting her.
I guess I won't be getting Isuel's next paycheck?
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music