05-15-2011, 10:19 PM
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Once something is injured, it can become prone to re-injury, unfortunately. Some injuries come back, some don't. It has nothing to do with "going to the same level that the injury was sustained at" but rather how well the injury has healed. A horse can have a suspensory injury, heal well from it, and continue on well past the training point where it was when it sustained the injury.
I personally would not pass up a horse with a previous suspensory injury if that's the only black mark against the horse, however I would have a vet do a thorough PPE and an ultrasound to see how the injury has healed. I will say though that you have to understand that this is something you would have to disclose to potential buyers if you are ever to sell the horse, and keep in mind that it can be a deterrent. I personally would be more inclined to buy a horse with a previous suspensory if it was a mare with broodie potential.