Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
LOL laminitus is absolutely reversible... Its simply inflammation of the lamina. Inflammation goes away and heals. Founder can be reversed to the point where even a vet can't tell a horse has ever foundered. It all depends on the horse, what caused it (founder and laminitus are almost always a management issue) and how skilled the farrier or trimmer was that treated it after the fact.
Get your information from someone who knows. ;) What does the farrier say that trims this horse?
PS, riding a foundered horse ISNT going to cause the coffin bone to perforate the sole. Horses that are in danger of that condition happening (sinkers) are SEVERELY lame, still in the process of foundering and laminitic and its very obvious. They can have thin soles and have demineralization of the edge of the coffin bone and other various issues however even after the event is over with and will not be sound enough to ride without some form of protection and even then possibly not. It depends. It depends mostly on what kind of care they receive from their owner vet and farrier. But the word is, many many horses recover very well and can be ridden, even if only lightly. It depends.
Chronically foundered horses (for example an IR horse like the pony mentioned above) are at greater risk of permenant lameness than a one time event founder (such as a grain binge founder).
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 12-11-2012 at 01:22 AM.