02-25-2014, 03:32 PM
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The vet saw a bone spur and minor changes in the lower joint. He's on rest for another week and then we evaluate. Vet said would be an HA and steroid combo. Everyone keeps saying he's so young to start injections. I seen the Back on Track Hock wraps and may try those too. Chiropractor is coming out Friday and hopefully that will shed some insight too. But my concern is that everyone keeps saying once you start it will be forever. I'm not sure if that's good or bad...but my biggest concern is how long will forever be? Will it be that because he's young his soundness will be shorter in the long term? That's why I purchased a younger horse was so we could have a longer road together. (I have had 2 horses before with lameness issues and this is my 3rd so really was hoping for a healthy horse.) I bought him to be a trail horse and his lameness showed up during his circling exercises with his training. Additionally, everyone keeps saying that's a lot of $ to spend on a horse when there's so many out there. While we have our financial challenges like everyone else, if he will remain sound well into his senior, I'm not opposed if we can make it work. So, I guess what I'm asking is if you have seen your horses remain sound until what would be considered more average retirement age?