A woman was riding my horse regularly by agreement. She's a good rider. My horse inadvertently got trimmed and ridden the next day. 2 days later came up lame on a Thursday. She tells me that Sunday because she got busy! Some people are so stupid. She's one of those people where 95% of all conversations end up talking about herself. Anyway, I started using an Epsom salt paste and bandage the hoof. (hoof abcess is like bumblefoot on a horse with a pocket of puss that has to work it's way out. Years ago the vet would come and dig around in their hoof, but that's not done anymore. Now it's basically painkillers, soaking, and leaving the horse in the pasture because walking increases circulation. So it's a daily trip to the barn. I think it does me good getting out there daily! It's been almost 2 weeks. These things take time.