Thanks Christy. :) I've been tentatively thinking that maybe I should get her on some kind of joint something..she gets a TON of MSM everyday but maybe she just needs something more these days. After all, she IS about to be twenty-freaking-nine!
In this case though, it seems to be more muscular than anything. She's a ton more comfy after her massages!
Chevaux, interestingly, all the spots were on her right side - a little behind her girth/armpit area was really sensitive, along with her hind gaskin/stifle area. Her belly/ribs/back weren't sensitive at all and her entire left side was normal.
Makes me almost wonder if she fell or did something else that would only impact that one side... I'm not sure what she could have even done to do that, but who knows. She doesn't have any cuts or scrapes that would indicate a traumatic event...
I do wonder if it's weather related - it recently changed from dry+cold to wet+cold and the rain seems to coincide with the start of these troubles. I'm almost wondering if there's something about the mud that she's finding harder to walk on right now. She's always walked "funny" on mud [legs more "spread out"] but it seems like she's been walking even funnier this year...
Thanks Brighteyes! Where would someone even buy essential oils? I've always thought that might be neat to try...but I have no idea where that sort of thing comes from!
I so wish she could talk and just tell me what's wrong!!