Our farrier was out today and when it came time to do Tucker I noticed he had an area swelled up about the size of a silver dollar in his girth area. I thought he got stung by a bee. Upon a closer look we saw what appeared to be a stick poking out. We got some pliers and pulled if out. The little Big Man didn't even flinch. Any way it is a thorn off of a Russian Olive tree. We have a dead one we KEEP SAYING we are going to remove from the pasture. He and Radar must have been horsin around and he got puctured. I have a call in to the vet because of the swelling. Puncture wounds can turn nasty fast. Any way the thorn is 1.25" long. Drats! I was going to try my new saddle pad today! I really hope it doesn't have to be lanced. It is not draining. It must have happened in the last 24 hours.