Who owns this horse? What does the BO opinions matter if you own her? If she were my horse I would have a vet out right away and if your BO doesn't want I vet out there I would be pretty suspicious. Hmm?
Bute is a temporary solution, be remember pain medications are hard on a horses liver and in the long run will hurt them. I would not give pain medication unless absolutley necessary. I've known horses to die from liver failure from having to much bute thru out their lives.
I just read the part about your BO not bringing the vet out for awhile.
I also agree, it is YOUR horse. If your horse needs a vet, then the BO should understand that. The BO shouldn't have control over what you do if your horse is lame/sick...but anyway, good luck!
Okay I got a reply from my barn owner this is what it said:
She was just outside trotting and cantering around and never took a lame step, she may have stonebruised herself in the ring since she just had her feet trimmed and her soles are soft. We will just have to keep an eye on it. That happens alot this time of year because they are so used to the soft ground and then when it hardens up and all the rocks come to the surface they get ouchy.
Which thinking back she did have a few pretty large stones lodged in her hoof.
If it doesnt get better soon ill have the vet come out.