Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Burlington, North Carolina
Sweeney Shoulder - treatment, stories?
There is a good chance I will be getting a horse who has been diagnosed with sweeney shoulder. His current owners don't want the spend the time or money rehabbing him and are giving him away as a pasture ornament. Although I don't mind allowing him to live out his life as a companion horse if need be, I would like to try and treat him as best I can and attempt to get him sound again (he has a fair amount of training and used to be a jumper). I have done some reading on sweeney shoulder and from what I gather surgery is very expensive and doesn't necessarily mean the horse will recover. Does anyone here have experience with this type of injury? Did your horse recover? What treatment methods do you recommend?