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  • Tendon boots vs smbs for bowed tendons
  • Best boots or wraps for a healed bowed tendon

 
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    11-15-2011, 08:52 AM
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Green Broke
Good Boots for a Bow

Ok so i'm not sure if anyone remembers. But around April my Mustang had Stepped in a hidden Groundhog Hole and bowed the Tendon in her Back left leg. The vet came out and was pretty positive it was a Bow. Said to give her 6 months and work on training her back up. But for my own peace of mind and I am giving her longer. She was originally my jumping horse and it upsets me she may not be useable to jumping anymore. (anyone have any experience or knowledge of horses with Bow's healing back to 100%?) I would really like to be able to get her back into jumping condition. Here in a couple of months I am going to haul her up to the vets to get her leg Ultra Sounded to see how things are going. But From now on since once you get a bow it's a higher chance of it happening again, she's going to be ridden with boots. What boots would hold up well for ALOT of riding and protect her tendons without her getting to overheated? Also if she is cleared for jumping again would those boots work for jumping as well?
     
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    11-17-2011, 09:39 AM
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Green Broke
Bumping this back up
     
    11-17-2011, 04:49 PM
  #3
Green Broke
We had a mare who bowed a tendon, and we used Professioanl's Choice SMB's. They worked great on her.
     
    11-17-2011, 05:19 PM
  #4
Trained
No boot or wrap can be put on a leg tight enough without cutting off circulation to provide support. They are basically usable for protection only.
For a bowed tendon rehab if it has been healed without a standing wrap it is likely that it won't require the compression provided by a wrap during riding. You basically just want to make sure that you are sufficiently warming up and cooling out the horse with walking and not stressing the leg without conditioning. Cold hosing after rides may also be beneficial.
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    11-17-2011, 10:03 PM
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Green Broke
Bleh I hate how lately ads are popping up ON TOP of posts so I can't read anything. Hopefully it will move after a few more people post so I can read the 3rd post.
Vanilla did she happen to ever bow again?
     

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