Just sharing because I am sad and nervous for my horse, Tsaharah. She came up for breakfast very lame yesterday morning. The knee of her right front leg was swollen to 4x its normal size. The vet came and found a very small puncture wound right on the front of her knee. Right in the tiny area where the object may have punctured the fluid sac of the knee itself. She was stalled overnight and we changed the bandage this morning. We got a bit more fluid out today. We are cautiously optimistic, but there is still a good possibility that the knee joint is infected as well. I am hoping beyond hope that she is improved this afternoon. If so, she may just make it. At her age, I am not willing to put her through the stress of surgery. She, cool mare that she is, is completely oblivious to what is happening. She is cheery, chipper, and a real trooper. I rode her on Tuesday (before all this happened) and snapped a photo of her on a whim after we finished.