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My horse's abscess has popped and he works fine on the lunge with and without gear. It was when I hopped on him that he begun limping. What does this mean?

My horse's abscess has popped and he works fine on the lunge with and without gear. It was when I hopped on him that he begun limping. What does this mean?
I'd get your tack checked to see if it still fits him😀
may be more than an abscess or your tack is pinching him
He's probably just still sore from the infection. Just give him time and rest as his hoof still wouldn't healed. Keep him in light work on the lunge if you need but just let him get better himself. My horse was lame for 1 month after her abscess was drawn out by a vet as she just took her time getting better and it gave her hoof time to recover