Absolutely worried sick :(

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Eva pulled up lame today in a ridden class. the judge said to put her on bute for a few days to see if she was any better...... so gutted now.... and praying its nothing serious..... she is my favourite pony..... I know you shouldnt have favourites but she is such a special girl.

I have no idea what she has done.. no heat or swelling just very lame and short striding on her back leg :(
 

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Healing vibes but I'd be wary of just giving bute as without a vets blessing it could mask something and make it worse if the horse does not feel the pain.
 

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If she's that short on that leg I'd be getting the vet out. Hopefully it's nothing serious but like Wally said it's the vet's job to be handing bute out, not a show judge. Healiing vibes coming your way.
 

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Erm, it's not the judge's place to be suggesting courses of veterinary drugs :(

This was my immediate thought too. Presumably you checked the obvious that she hadn't picked up a stone? If she is, as you say, very lame then I'd want the vet out. I certainly wouldn't bute as it'll make the lameness harder to assess, plus if you turn her out on bute she may do more damage.

I hope she's not done anything major.
 
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