Okay so about 3 weeks ago my horse came up lame from two splints one on each front leg. The one on the left was small and not tender, but the one on the right was the size of half a golf ball and very tender. So we DMSO'd and cold hosed his leg. After about a week, he was sound on his right, but lame on his left which we believed was over compensation from the right leg. After two and a half weeks he finally was sound. We continued to give him time off and after 5 days of being sound I rode him Sunday and he was great!
The ring is very hard and I only trotted in the ring, but moved to the fields to canter and work on other things. Yesterday he was slightly lame but worked out of it and was better as he went. Today the ring was completely dragged and in much better shape and he was mildly lame.
I am not familiar with splints and unsure what to do. While the splint was not hot, it was still slightly tender. We think maybe the location of the splint is causing him to be lame since its close to the tendon. Today we tried to blister the splint in hopes to finish the calcification that is already occurring.
Ideas thoughts? How long will he be lame?