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  • Keeping horse sound with old tendon pull
  • Equine old tendon injury flaring up

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    03-03-2013, 11:42 PM
  #11
Trained
I had a TB with old tendon injury. He had one flare up, was treated and had a little more rest than prescribed and was fine after that.
Ultrasound would be the best to be sure it'll be okay jumping. Protection for jumping is never bad, I had good results with above mentioned horse with SMB's.
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    03-04-2013, 04:37 AM
  #12
Trained
My boy has just come back from a torn DDFT and Suspensory. He came back into work sound, but as he is older (17) I have said he won't be doing any galloping or jumping higher than below knee height. Though he has done some gallops unintentionally and still pulled up sound. I would rather be safe than sorry though, and rather he go on working happily and sound into his old age than risk his soundness by pushing him too hard. He is an old boy, he deserves the easy life :)
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    03-05-2013, 02:46 AM
  #13
Foal
Its a strange one.... He used to live in the steep hills, and galloped up and down them before I knew him, but after his tendon injury. He was then on rolling-flat land, but I moved him to a paddock where there are a couple of massively steep hills (I wouldnt have done this if I knew of the injury) and he Galloped up and down them, and it never injured him, and he would gallop over jumps, but He hasnt pulled up lame yet.....
I am not even sure if he has had one tbh
     
    03-06-2013, 11:51 AM
  #14
Foal
If it hasn't bothered him in many years and is sound, then he should be just fine for riding and low jumping. My friend has a TB that bowed a tendon at the track, and she healed up just fine and now does prelim level eventing and 3'9" jumpers. Many horses are just fine doing almost anything after it's all healed up. I would use boots for jumping and just keep an eye on it. As long as he's sound there shouldn't be any cause for concern.
     
    03-07-2013, 05:28 PM
  #15
Weanling
As long as it is "old and cold" you sould be fine for low level type stuff. Just keep a close eye on it for any lameness, heat or swelling. Protective boots are always a good idea, and I'm sure it wouldn't hurt top put him on an anti-inflammatory type supplement like MSM to be on the safe side if you are going to do do higher stress activities.

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    03-07-2013, 05:44 PM
  #16
Showing
It depends on the severity of the injury, IMHO. I've known lots of horses that came back sound from your typical bowed tendon to go on back to full work with no further issues.

The only thing that I would suggest is to lengthen your warmup and cooldown regimens so that he is darn sure warm and limber before you ask for anything strenuous and make sure he's fully cooled down before putting him up to keep him from getting too stiff.

At the very first sign of any lameness, immediately stop and have the vet check him out.
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