This makes it over a week with no improvement in that right hind. I don’t think it’s an abscess at this point but I could of course be wrong.
At the trot Phoebe is very stabby with her right hind, and in the canter transition she holds that leg up for an extra second. She has also been pretty clear that she doesn’t feel right. Normally she is always eager to be worked, now she makes grouch faces and turns and walks away from me when she sees the halter. I have only been throwing her on the lunge for a quick 2 minute soundness check every other day or so.
Luckily there is no heat or swelling anywhere so hopefully whatever she did is minor. The vet comes out tomorrow to check her out. Blerg.
In the meantime I have ridden Donny a few times to practice my 2pt, only reminding me how much harder it is to practice when Donny doesn’t stay nicely forward. I guess it will only make me stronger right?
In a non emergent situation, how long does everyone else wait until the call the vet? Are there some things you wait longer on and other issues that make you have the vet out ASAP?