I ride this horse that has a bowed tendon on his front leg from racing, he is 7 years old and hasn't raced in about a year. He has been sound up until last night. I got on him and he didnt even want to move...he is usually very leg sensitive and could have kicked him and he wouldn't have moved. I hand trotted him and he was really lame, I never saw him in so much pain. He wouldn't even put weight on it, and his leg was very warm.
He doesn't get turned out, but he gets ridden every day for about 2 hours, I mostly walk and trot him, and occasionally canter. He has been vet checked and the vet said his bow shouldn't bother him.
He was sound a day ago then all of a sudden he was off. I was just wondering if the bow tendons can just become painful out of nowhere? I don't know anything about bowed tendons, so any information will help.