Originally Posted by phantomhorse13
One of my friends endurance horses has this. For a long time she thought the issue was saddle fit, but after a good year of playing the saddle game (including having several professional fitters out), she did X-rays and got this diagnosis. However, she has since rehabbed him and he was in his first endurance ride earlier this month!! When your boy is ready to get back to work, I would be happy to talk to her about her rehab process.
Meanwhile, lots of prayers and good vibes for fast and complete recovery from the tendon issue!
Thanks Dawn, I am trying to be more hopeful. I really thought he would be a good LD horse, maybe 50 miler, but, well, I don't know...
I really appreciate everyone's concern & prayers.
We will get through this. I am considering turning out Drambuie with Dreamer the older horse during the day while leaving Sassy & Chivas the two more energetic ones inside during the day and turning them out at night.
Basically doing the turnout in shifts to hopefully avoid pasture antics around Drambuie to allow his tendon to heal up. I can't do anything about the fact that my pasture is on the side of a hill with no real level spots. I think Drambuie would go loopy if he had to stay in all the time, and cause more problems.