Originally Posted by bubba13
So nobody knows his past history, huh? I'm guessing he must have really mangled himself at some point. There's a lot going on there, involving damage to the coronary band and what looks like calicification (arthritis? Ringbone?) all around the pastern area. If he's sound I'm quite impressed.
Yeah, he was at a rescue and they said he had sustained an injury at a young age. If he wasn't sound, wouldn't there be some indication (i.e. Swelling, heat, limping, etc)? I had the farrier out and the trainer, both of whom said it doesn't seem to harm him whatsoever. My concern is with further agitation and limits, which I'm assuming would need a vet exam. I wonder if it would help to wrap? The lump (calcification) is actually above the coronary band, and I don't know how much pressure is being put on the cartilage. Would this be an issue that worsens over time? Because it honestly doesn't seem to cause him a bit of an issue...no tripping, limping, shortened stride...ah, now I'm worried.