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    10-23-2011, 07:41 PM
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.
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    10-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Best to ask the vet. Preferably the one that did the surgery and knows the details of the case.
    10-29-2011, 01:29 PM
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.

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