I have recently brought a horse that I have been riding for a few months before I got him. I have only been walking and trotting while riding him, and getting him to develop his canter more in a highside round pen. I have taught him to jump, and he is amazing, and cleared 40cm without a rider. He then threw a shoe and I didnt jump him or do much till he got it back.Then I found out he has had a old tendon injury and that's how he stopped being a racehorse (hes a Standardbred). I got told it shouldnt affect him, and he hasnt been lame in the time since this injury, 5 or so years ago. I looked up what horses with old tendon injuries can do. Many said most can go back to doing almost anything after a year off (he got his tendon injury when he was 9, he's now 14). His old tendon injury isnt visable, and he hoons around the paddock like he owns the world. But some people say that they should only do light hacking. I only want to do walk, trott, canter, small jumps no higher than 60, and he will be hacking around the farm walking and trotting most of the time.
What would you do if you brought a horse with a old tendon injury?
Does it more depend on how bad the injury was?
I have talked to a few others and they said he should be fine, but if I start doing a few jumps, wear tendon boots for a bit more protection
So, like I said it hasnt come up in the past 4 years while he was doing flatwork and galloping around the paddock.Satadayyyyy 057.jpg