07-29-2012, 11:16 PM
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The flexor tendons are on the back of the leg (behind the cannon) and they support the horse's weight. I have not had to repair any of them but they are a lot more serious.
The extensor tendons are on the front of the cannon and they extend the foot but do not bear weight. Those are the ones I have worked with and they were pretty easy by comparison to the ones behind the cannon. When the extensor tendon is severed, the horse knuckles over and walks on the front of its ankle.
If it is the flexor tendon behind the cannon, I am afraid I have had no experience with those, but I don't think it is a good injury for a horse to come back from.