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    11-23-2010, 01:15 PM
  #1
Weanling
Cracked Sesamoid

Does anyone have any experiences with this?

I am looking to adopt a horse pretty soon and I REALLY like this one particular horse, however he is healing from a cracked sesamoid currently.

Details:

2yo that cracked a sesamoid (left front) during a workout on Oct 27 before he ever raced. He is already 16-16.1 at 2yo and is a real sweetheart. Veterinarian recommendations are 60 days total stall rest (which he is 26 days into already), with gradual small turnout for the next 4 months. The vet said he should be sound enough to do most anything after he heals.

I want to pursue an Eventing career with him ultimately, but obviously at only 2 years old and being off the track, that will be anything but immediate. I know there is lots of work to do prior to beginning down that path.

Pros to this would be that he actually never started racing, so no chances of the negatives that sometimes follow that career. Also, he will be getting plenty of rest for the next few months and time to grow up a little.

Just curious if anyone has bought a horse with a similar injury and how they healed up and what type of discipline are they performing now?

I need to do some more research, but he is located at a rescue/adoption facility currently. If my research shows that this is not a major injury and more of a common/minor injury, then I may offer to adopt him on the terms of him recovering sound (if they would consider this).

What do you think?
     
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    11-23-2010, 01:18 PM
  #2
Yearling
I guess the real question is. Which Sesamoid? There are 3.. Correct?
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    11-23-2010, 01:21 PM
  #3
Yearling
My previous horse had to stop racing because of a cracked sesamoid and I evented with her fairly successfully. She schooled training level and competed through novice before I had to put her down due to other complications.

Just take it slow. I can't stress that enough. Plus, this horse is only two. He won't be jumping until he's at least a late 3 year old, so if you want to be doing more jumping/competing sooner than I'd suggest looking elsewhere.
     
    11-23-2010, 01:25 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by GreyRay    
I guess the real question is. Which Sesamoid? There are 3.. Correct?
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I am not really sure to be honest with you...

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Originally Posted by Strange    
My previous horse had to stop racing because of a cracked sesamoid and I evented with her fairly successfully. She schooled training level and competed through novice before I had to put her down due to other complications.

Just take it slow. I can't stress that enough. Plus, this horse is only two. He won't be jumping until he's at least a late 3 year old, so if you want to be doing more jumping/competing sooner than I'd suggest looking elsewhere.
Meh, I am definitely not in any hurry to be Eventing. I am new to the sport so I would have to work up slow as well. I am a firm believer in getting the basics down prior to asking the horse to perform a specific job anyway.

I would definitely go into this knowing all the ups and downs. I do not have any personal experience with this issue, which is why I am asking if anyone else does. Sometimes personal experience is the best way to learn about things
     
    11-23-2010, 01:43 PM
  #5
Weanling
Just found this:

Sesamoid injury can mean disaster - Thoroughbred Times

Looks like there are several different things that can happen...
     

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