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post #1 of 9 Old 12-17-2007, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Pulled Tendon!!!!

I have a question...

My pony pulled her tendon today down by her pastern and the vet told us to pultice it and put her in a near by stall and not make her walk too far. So after re-arranging of horses we got her into a stall and she was in so much pain to the point where she didn't want to stand. So the minute we put her in the stall she layed down. Now the vet said that her laying down was okay and he would be out tomorrow (dec.18th).

My question is do you have any idea of how long she will be on stall rest for? I know for bowed tendons its 6 months but how long is it for pulled tendons?

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-17-2007, 09:11 PM
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It may all depend on how well she progresses
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-17-2007, 10:38 PM
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An ultrasound exam to determine the extent of the damage to the tendon is necessary to determine how long your horse should be expected to be on restricted activity. Without an ultrasound exam, you cannot know the extent of the injury and thus can't make a really good determination of how long to keep her on stall rest and how slowly to rehab her.

This link will help you to understand what i mean:


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post #4 of 9 Old 12-18-2007, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well I have kind of good news...

This is her schedule for a while

-15 days stall rest (not leaving the stall)
-15 days of 5 min. hand walking
-15 days of 10min. hand walking
-15 days of 10min. walking 5min. light trotting (on line)
-10 days of riding at walk
-30 days of riding at walk and trot
-30 days of walk-trot-canter and ground poles (no jumping)
-30-40 days of light jumping with a day off every time after jumping
And then we can compete again!

It sounds like a long time, but I think its really good for how bad a tendon can be. Luckly, she didn't tear it and she pulled it.

Thanks for the website Ryle. It gave alot of info, and that is one horse injury that I haven't seen yet, so it was very helpful!! Thanks again
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-18-2007, 04:45 PM
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hmm.... Goodluck with her Brit. :)

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-18-2007, 06:05 PM
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your ruteine sounds good i hope everything works out :) good luck

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-18-2007, 06:40 PM
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Glad she's doing better, sounds like a good schedule, starting her back nice & slow!
Good luck with her!
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-21-2007, 09:43 PM
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im glad that your horse is getting better..
my boy had a bowed tendon and had to have stall rest for 12 months and no jumping for 18 months .. he is only allowed to start jumping again this month.. im glad it was to serious and hope your horse gets better really quickly
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-27-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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siam02...My best friend's horse bowed it's tendon right at the beginning of the show season last summer! It was a mess trying to find a horse she could ride becaus her boy was out for 8months. Then after finding a horse for her to use, it coliced 1 week before we went to pic it up!!! The horse ended up having surgery and is fine now, but it was a mess...ha ha ha bowed tendons are not fun and her horse is still off until January 14 then she can finally ride him
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