I have had my mare on loan now 8 months. Since I took her on she has always had a small lump under her skin behind her jaw, under the windpipe. I just thought it was part and part of Grace. However, recently she seems a bit "wheezey" when cantering, which stable girl said could be the oil seed rape pollen affecting her as it's dying back (affect quite a few on the yard) and that its nothing to worry about. But after jumping the other day and Grace getting very hot and excited, this lumped looked bigger than normal. So I got a few people to have a look, and it doesn't seem to hurt her when you feel it, just a bit uncomfortable, like her ears go back a bit. I have the vet coming out on Fri for vaccination for her anyway, so they are going to look at it then. A woman on the yard had a mare that had this for 10 years and it was just a fatty lump, never caused a problem.
The lump is hardish, and you can move it about under the skin.
Has anyone had this before that could shed any light on it prior to vets?
Will let you know what the vet says on Fri, as I'd imagine that I am going to have to ride her to show wheezing...
Well done for all who got through that!!