Well... Tonight I went out the the barn to say good night to the horses. Give them there last feeding of hay, Top up the waters and turn off the lights when I had this feel to check on Sunny's (My gelding) right hind legs anyways, I noticed he was a little lame or so I thought. I was not sure because of all the mud. I just thought he was walking funny because of all the mud or my eyes were just playing tricks on me anyways, I went into his stall noticed his right hind pastern was swollen (Just in one area, the outside of his pastern, in the middle area) so I got down on my knees and touch it to see if I really was swollen and if so, was thier heat and yep... I was right swollen, heat and also the first time I touched it he lifted that legs up as if to say, "Ouch, That hurts". and did the 3 times before he let me check it out. He's also not putting much weight on it. I know he had to do this sometime yesterday well everyone was at work and the couple across the road were looking after them. I really don't know why this happened, how it happened, what it is or how I can treat it!!! Any advice!!! Could he have sprained it outside well he was running & playing???
God forbid, I go to heaven which have no horses!!!
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