I adore this horse, though. We 'clicked' and worked pretty well together. I paid for him to get vet checked this morning. The vet said he had old leg splints when he checked his front legs out.... What are those? His legs didn't seem to bother him when I was running my hand along them, and I didn't feel any heat. When I rode him there was no lameness.
I read this about them, on Horse Splints: Equine Treatment and Prevention
|While splints are entirely treatable, they will require their time to heal, and no matter which treatment option you choose, the swelling does not go down quickly. Yet the sooner you beginning the smaller the swelling will be!|
I aim to use him for rodeo queen events and eventually barrel racing or roping. Should I go ahead and pass him up and continue with my search?