06-02-2012, 01:11 AM
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Shin splints are stress fractures. Some horses get overworked, and thus it occurs in their front legs. Hard impacts, over exertian, or rough/uneven terrain are some things that can cause it, just like in humans.
Basically, just stop training...There's not much that can be done and they take a long time to heal. I'd get a vet for some painkillers but that's about all that can be done.