Then he started walking a bit strangely; slow, deliberate, careful. And a day after that his hind fetlock was a bit swollen. I wrapped his hind legs and the swelling went down.
But he was still walking strange. I decided to put him on stall rest and treat him as if he has a tendon injury. I don't think he has a tear; perhaps a slight pull. He is bearing weight and walking around.
He is trying to fake us out so he can come back into a pasture. Sorry buddy.
I also removed his trail boots. His soles can start hardening while he is in the stall. Sunday he spent much of the day in his run-out screaming at the world. Let me out!
My plan is one week of stall rest and then we'll evaluate his progress.