Tendon problem - How to manage?
My horse had pretty sketchy beginnings - According to the vet, he most likely injured his tendon in his front left leg when he was younger and didn't get the care he needed, so it healed improperly. He can still work just fine, but he occasionally limps. It doesn't appear to be a major issue as he doesn't show any other signs of discomfort other than the slight limping (no biting, unwillingness, etc.) but obviously I don't want him to be in pain while riding. We do both arena work and trail riding. He seems to limp more often when out on the trail, most likely because of the uneven ground. I was also thinking about potentially introducing him to jumping, but I'm not sure this is such a good idea because of the heavy impact and I don't want to make the problem worse.
Any suggestions on what I can do to help the problem? I was thinking about getting some kind of boots for support, but I honestly have never used them and don't know much about them. Any help is greatly appreciated!