A few years ago (before I got him) my 10 year old KWPN severely blew his left front suspensory. He has been ridden and jumped and been completely sound since then, although we haven't tried him nearly as high as he was jumping before his injury - and don't plan to!
That being said, obviously I want to take as much care of his leg as I can. These are the precautions I'm already taking to keep him sound:
1) Flatwork / conditioning four days a week, jumping only one day a week.
2) I ice, poultice, and standing wrap the left front after each jumping session.
3) I never exercise him without some kind of leg protection (usually polo wraps or eskadron open-front boots).
4) His feet are kept excellently well-maintained, healthy and clean :).
I am thinking of investing in some Pro Choice Elite Sports Medicine Boots, as I've heard they can offer very good support to the suspensory apparatus. Can anyone vouch for that fact? Also, if you are familiar with that brand and model, can you tell me if the sizing runs big/small/etc? He is 17.1hh but has very short cannon bones, would XL be the right size?
Finally, if anyone has any tips or hints on caring for this kind of old injury, PLEASE do share!
And a picture of the beautiful boy, because I can't resist