Hi all :)
I have a lovely 11 year old qh x arab who 5 months ago tore the tendon sheath in his front left knee. He was on stable rest for 3 months and has been in the paddock for nearly 2 now.
He gets regular checks by my vets and they've agreed that he can start light work under saddle - so far we've been doing 5 minutes of walking a day and have started on just a few strides of trot now to.
I was wondering if anyone has had experience with torn tendons and what your horses recovery schedule was like and how long it took them to come back into full work.
I've already been told he can probably never jump again (which doesnt bother me I only jumped him to add a bit of variety into our routine) but the vets havent given me any indication on as to how long this sort of injury takes to fully recover. Some say 6 months, some say 12-18... some say not at all..
Any stories anyone would like to share with me?