My immediate thought is a hernia. And that's vet territory!!!
Should hernias be able to indent in too? Only sometimes is this weird bulge/indention bulged out. Usually it's indented in. The only hernias in horses I'm familiar with is the ones that look like there is a golfball inside the skin, causing the bulge. This indention/bulge is soft too. It's not hard like I thought hernias were supposed to be.My immediate thought is a hernia. And that's vet territory!!!
No, she couldn't be. She has never been with stallions within the last couple of years.Vet check!
She couldn't be prego, could she? My mare's in her last trimester and I just noticed the foal is playing jungle gym on her rib cage, bulges out, foal kicks, etc etc.
I find it funny how the both of you pretty much posted the same thing at the same time. :lol:Hmmm, I don't know. But since you say she acts 'sensitive' when you touch the area, I'd have a vet check it out. Maybe not a rush or emergency call but the next time he needs to come out.
No, it doesn't run long ways.I don't really see what your talking about. Does is run long ways down her barrel? Is she sensitive about being touched in the flank? Makes me think of abdominal muscles. There's a pic in Missy's barn of us in drill. She's got pretty defined horsey abs in that pic, if I remember right. Could that be what your thinking of? Otherwise I'd say fat pockets too. Kinda out of left field, but maybe that's it?