Possible bowed tendon?

Riding my mare yesterday she tripped. Nothing more then the normal horse trip and horse catches itself. I slowed our speed and she seemed fine. I had support boots on her so I really didn't think to much of it. All we did yesterday was walking and trotting with loping for about 2 minutes. Nothing harsh because... show more Riding my mare yesterday she tripped. Nothing more then the normal horse trip and horse catches itself. I slowed our speed and she seemed fine. I had support boots on her so I really didn't think to much of it. All we did yesterday was walking and trotting with loping for about 2 minutes. Nothing harsh because it was hot and she had been off for about a week.

Went out this morning to check on my horses(I always go and check on them whether I ride or not....Just a precaution thing.). Checked them over and some how noticed her leg. I've got pictures, but the first thing that popped into my head when I seen it was a bowed tendon. I figured it was my fault for riding her after she tripped. But I later seen her striking at the geldings next door and realized she is in heat. So she might have done it by accident then too. I don't know.

I have no way of getting to the vet till this weekend. Our car that we pull the trailer went kaput and our trailer has a flat we're getting fixed. I have the money just no way to get her there till this weekend. I gave her some bute to see if that would help any and have iced down and hosed her leg off twice today. I'm not sure what else to do, I've never delt with a bowed tendon before, if that's what it is. I already called the vet twice today but they 2 vets that are normally there were gone taking care of some other livestock. I'm calling again tomorrow. I'll ask them, but my farrier is also coming out Thursday morning and I think I'll just get her shoes pulled if it turns out to be a bow. No reason to have shoes on if I can't ride or do much with her over the course of 6 months or longer.

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Update: She's actually not lame. I mean there is a hint of her being a little "stiff" on the leg but she's not lame. You can defiantly tell she's sore when you go to mess with it. But she's walking normally. That's an idea, maybe she just got it caught trying to strike through the fence. Vet... show more She's actually not lame. I mean there is a hint of her being a little "stiff" on the leg but she's not lame. You can defiantly tell she's sore when you go to mess with it. But she's walking normally. That's an idea, maybe she just got it caught trying to strike through the fence. Vet is gonna be called tomorrow and the appointment should be made for this weekend.
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