10-01-2010, 10:23 PM
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Splints are not that big of a deal and many horses will end up with one or more at some point in their life. Once the initial swelling is down and it becomes a hard little node, then there is nothing to be done to change it. Don't worry though, it won't cause the horse any problems with soundness, it is more of an aesthetic concern. It won't be pretty but he won't be lame either. When you are working with him in his training, it would probably be a good idea to put him into some kind of boots, whether they are full SMBs or just simple splint boots just to protect the area.