Tude has had a worrisome limp for some time now. Adam, his owner, had the vet out weeks ago. At that time, he kept the horse in the dry lot alone and administered antibiotics, and the limp appeared to go away.
Then it appeared again, and seemed even worse. One day Tude would seem to be fine, the next he could barely walk.
The vet probed the sole of Tude's foot until he hit the sore spot (and got knocked down for his efforts).
So now, Tude has to be in the stall for two weeks, and can't be ridden for six to eight weeks.
He sure does want out of there!