Horse turned up lame...and I'm supposed to show on Saturday (vent)
Well I went to ride my greenie Criss earlier today in prep for my show on Saturday. I get on, walk him to the ring, and as soon as his front feet hit the dirt, he's limping. Walk him a few more steps just to make sure. Still limping. Threw him on the lunge line and barely got him to trot. Definitely off. Ugh. :(
So I walk him back up to the barn to check him over. No heat or swelling anywhere. No hoof testers to see if its a possible abscess, but that's the theory I'm going with right now. He was ok on soft ground but as soon as it got hard, he was ouchy. Called the vet and he should be out tomorrow morning sometime (which means I have to leave work to go see what's wrong).
I'm trying not to panic, but I'm hoping against hope that Criss will be fine for Saturday. If its an abscess (and the vet finds it), am I crazy for thinking he may be ok for Saturday?