Originally Posted by thoroughbreddd
I have a 7 yr old ottb and every time I do any hard work with her I come back the next morning to find all four legs swollen. It especially happens after jumping but happens after especially hard flat work too. What do you think is causing this and how can I fix it? Thanks!
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Do you warm her up properly?
Do you cool her down properly?
Do you use boots or bandages? Are they too tight?
Do you take the time to cool her legs off after work?
Does she have any previous injuries to her legs?
What are her hooves like? Is the heel balance even?
Is she stabled at night? Can she move around to help prevent her legs filling up?
Are her legs hot and swollen or are they just swollen?
Do you use stable bandages?
There are a number of things that could cause it and it depends on the cause as to what you can do to help prevent and manage it.