02-16-2008, 11:03 PM
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Re-training recovering tb with previous tendon injury
My horse, Riley, had an injury back in August. It was a puncture from a nail involving the deep flexor and sesmoids. He's been in surgery at a nearby university and shockwave treatments. He's final prognosis is that he'll be an English Pleasure/Dressage horse, but he'd only be able to do up to Training Level. It's a hard fact to bear considering his last jump will be way back when. But I've been walking him approx. 45 mins to an hour each day to prevent adhesions and strengthen the legs. He was supposedly recovering well and fast, until the flexion test, which he was severely limping and that hurt me deeply. But, he will be able to be turned out with friends by March, and then starting to work under saddle again. Any thoughts or recommendations? I've only walked like once a week on his back since his last vet visit (Jan 15th), and he's a little insane, and unbroken. I'm actually a little nervous to get on him. Help wanted!