Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Bowed Tendon or Bandage Bow?
So, my horse has had a splint for about a week, and he was only lame on it at the trot, but I decided to give him a month off and let it heal. I started icing it and wrapping at night. Two days ago, he decided he didn't want to go any further on the trail (handwalking) and turned around and galloped home. Stupid horse!
Well, he pulled a shoe on the opposite foot from his splint, and he was much lamer, I assumed since he worked his hurt leg to much. But today when I took off the standing wraps he had a BAD limp and his splint leg was swollen in the back like a bowed tendon.
So my question is, could they show a bow two days after when they actually did it (not before)? Or do you think its a bandage bow from the standing wraps? Also, do bandage bows cause lameness? Its hard, I don't know what is causing everything since he has both a splint and a swelling on one leg!!! I REALLY REALLY don't want it to be a bowed tendon, we bought him like 3 months ago...