06-28-2012, 02:03 AM
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Do you know which tendon is affected? Are there any ultrasound results to show this?
If a tendon is in fact involved, you can gradually condition the horse to develop more flexibility in his soft tissue, including the problematic tendon.
A tendon that is contracted or tight, needs to be treated carefully - make sure you warm the horse up thoroughly before any work - LOTS of walking, then gentle trot work etc. It may also help to invest in a pair of magnetic boots to help increase blood flow to the tendon.
Fitness MUST be increased very gently. No going out for a gallop or jumping if the horse hasn't been worked for 2 weeks.
I would be asking for previous vet records, and if the vet sees any unsoundness on that limb, I'd be getting an ultrasound to see exactly where the issue lies.