so far EPM is only treatable, not curable. ugh im dying to get back to racing. we only race at buffalo and batavia and batavia closed down early december, and buffalo opens up the 15th of Jan. i turned my pacing mare out for all of the down time, plus the last 2 weeks of racing at batavia. she just got too sore. i cant wait to bring her back though. shes going to buffalo on the 7th, and before she starts jogging back we are going to inject her ankles and hocks. she should be good then her first start. knock on wood the last 4 yrs shes won her first start every year. she loves the breaks. so i think this year what im going to do with her is race her for a few weeks, and as soon as she starts getting sore or doesnt race as well, turn her out for a few weeks, then just keep roatating that. my goal this year is to keep her as sound and as happy as possible. shes about on her last leg as far as racing goes.... 2yrs ago she had a stellar year, best shes ever had for us... she was even racing a few starts in the filly and mares open 2. and was getting checks in there. now her last few starts she was a 3 claimer... so im working my ass off on her this year just trying to get her right again
ETA: oh yeah, im especially excited to get back because supposedly buffalo redid the whole track during the break. last season we had about 6 horses break coffin bones in the last couple months of racing because they had such bad holes and dips in the track (we owned one of them who broke a coffin) they were risking not having many horses there to race if they didnt fix it. so hopefully it will be better! they supposedly banked the turns too (thank god!!)
Last edited by AlmagroN; 01-03-2010 at 09:04 AM.