Unfortunately in this case it doesn't matter if it is pitch dark outside or not I could tell something was not right. Like I expected, swelling and heat :,(
I am by no stretch of the imagination a lameness expert. Then you make that hind end lameness and I am useless. I have no good way to check him out properly either. I do not trust the ground for lunging and no ground person to check while I ride. Walking in the pasture he looks perfectly fine. Putting weight on it like normal. Here's hoping it is just a minor tweak and will be fine in no time. I was considering taking a lesson on the 14th but that is not going to happen now. My recipe for a healthy horse is rest and lots of it. I guess now my obsession is going to turn to trackng his leg. So here goes.
January 3rd 8:30 pm notice swelling and heat in LH.
January 4th 2:30 pm LH leg appears exactly the same.