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post #11 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 05:16 PM
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My horse fractured his knee before I got him, and a lady rehabbed him. He has been very successfully shown both English and western previously, even up to the world level and earning titles. I had my vet check it during the PPE and the only thing left of it is some scar tissue that won't interfere until he's older.The only thing I have to do differently with him is be very diligent about what flooring he's stalled on at shows. If it's hard like concrete I just have to bed it extra deep.
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post #12 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 10:52 PM
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In a lot of ways, fractures are better than soft tissue damage because a fracture can heal completely, whereas soft tissue injuries rarely do. It sounds like he's on the right path. Are you wrapping his legs? Have you use anything like Draper Therapies or Back on Track to help promote circulation at all? I used it on my knee after surgery and it makes a huge difference imo. Good luck with your horse - glad to hear he's getting weaned off the bute and I hope he continues to progress well!

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post #13 of 13 Old 11-26-2013, 12:46 PM
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Uncle Jimmy's Hangin' Balls, they LOVE 'em and they can entertain themselves for hours. I used a "Tongue Twister" for my Likkits when my stallion was in show training and kept stalled. He loved both of those toys. He also had a small stall ball he could throw out and play catch with folks but that one might not be so good for your guy right now.
I used one of these with Hunter when he was on stall rest when he tore a ligament. It was hilarious and his face was all sticky as it would roll up one side and down the other. It kept him occupied for quite a while.
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