Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
It's very common to have sprains when the footing is bad. Cold hosing or ice packs are the best. If you can put him in a small paddock with good footing to limit movement for a few days, that will help a lot, too, and reduce the possibility of reinjury once it starts getting better. Sprains are usually the worst on the 2nd day and typically they are almost back to normal after 5 days. I don't worry about them unless they don't start to improve after the 3rd day.
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