Long term effects of ligament surgery
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Long term effects of ligament surgery

This is a discussion on Long term effects of ligament surgery within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Tight ligaments in horse long term effects
  • Ligament surgey long term effects

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-23-2011, 06:41 PM
  #1
Weanling
Long term effects of ligament surgery

My RMH is sold :( but I have an opportunity to exercise a TWH for the winter and I have a few questions about her. A few years ago she had surgery on her right front tendon, I'm not sure of all the details, but the result she is a little lame. Sometimes its really obvious and other times its hard to see. She likes to walk fast and pace, but when she paces its more pronounced. I was told that the surgery lengthened her tendon or ligament on that side. Could she be compensating with the other leg? I'll try and get some video the next time I ride. Could this surgery have a long term effect of her just limping? Is she is pain if she wants to go faster all the time?

I know its a lot of questions, but I want to be sure that easy walking and riding will be good for her and not do her harm. She really wants to move fast but I don't want to let her if its going to hurt her in the long run.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-24-2011, 04:45 PM
  #2
Weanling
Best to ask the vet. Preferably the one that did the surgery and knows the details of the case.
     
    10-29-2011, 12:29 PM
  #3
Weanling
We did ask a vet, but she didn't really have an answer other than to clear her for light riding (not the vet that did the surgery). But the horse really wants to Move, so I wonder if she is just stubborn or if it doesn't hurt her. Just wondering if someone else has had the same problem or experience.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pin firing and long term effects? mwest Horse Health 8 10-20-2011 11:01 AM
Toe dragging: Immediate help and long term help. DressageIsToDance Horse Health 4 01-24-2011 08:40 PM
Long term stall rest.... need some info. CopperHorse Horse Health 10 12-27-2009 10:46 PM
Long term storage NorthernMama Horse Tack and Equipment 9 10-18-2009 09:26 PM
Annular ligament surgery macandtee Horse Health 1 02-20-2007 04:32 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0