What is it about entering a show or some other significant event that attracts trouble? Last weekend, Tarra's mount sustained some sort of strain or injury. Yesterday when I went down to ride Lance, I noticed his right hind pastern was a little swollen. I couldn't find any injury and there wasn't noticeable heat; I decided to go ahead and tack him up but lunge him first to make sure he wasn't lame.
This morning, his right hind was swollen again. This time there was swelling around the base of his tendons just above his fetlock, as well as around his pastern. :-(
I called my vet. Thankfully, he makes house calls….