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  • Will an old splint on horses front leg bother him
  • 2yr old tb splint

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    10-01-2010, 07:05 PM
Splints argh!

I am still new to horse forum, but have never had a pony who has had or has splints...
My 2 year old Dark bay TB has a splint on his front right leg.
Is there any way that I can get it to go down/ removed etc????
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    10-01-2010, 10:23 PM
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.
    10-02-2010, 04:45 PM
Thank you so much smrobs! As he is only a little baby ( to me) I just didnt know what to do and having never seen/heard of a splint before did not want him to be in any discomfort. Is there any thing that would maybe cause him discomfort when working?
    10-02-2010, 09:00 PM
No, it shouldn't bother him at all after it is healed. I only suggested the boots to maybe prevent him from hitting the area again and aggravating the scar tissue or popping another one.
    10-02-2010, 10:24 PM
Ahh I understand :) thank you so much for all your help smrobs....your a star!!!!!!

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