Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ok, thanks smrobs, you made me feel a bit better.
I suppose I'm confused because I pay quite close attention to my horses. I rode Jynxy last Sunday, and she was 110% A-Ok. There was NO lameness, no hesitation, and I always run my hands down their legs (especially the young ones) when I am done riding and there was absolutely nothing on her legs.
So between Sunday evening and Saturday afternoon (6 days), she somehow managed to pop a splint and have it harden already. Everything I'm reading says it takes a minimum of 2 weeks for this to happen and the horse will be lame and sore until it does harden over. I was out on Wednesday to dress Zierra, and I didn't get to work with Jynx, but I threw them hay and she definitely was not limping whatsoever (I always watch them briefly to make sure.)
I guess it gets so frustrating trying to be such a responsible horse owner and having these things happen, when SO many irresponsible idiots treat their animals like crap and nothing ever seems to flipping happen!
A popped splint seems the only thing it can be - lucky for her, it's warm and melting so riding right now is out anyway, we're going back to ground work for the next month while the snow melts and the ground is a sloppy muddy mess.
I'll keep a close eye on it and if anything changes, I'll contact a vet.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.