Will one short gallop damage healing?
So, my horse has some tendon damage. Not serious, vet said three weeks healing, we're at 2.5 weeks... and like an idiot, I left the gate to the pasture open when I turned him out into the corral.
I figured it'd be a game of cat-and-mouse if I went out to catch him, so I bribed him with some hay, which he usually just wanders in to eat... and of course he galloped in. Just about 10 seconds, but I saw that leg (wrapped) buckle a bit on one stride.
Could I have just set back all his healing by that 10 seconds? I can't ice him right now but will as soon as I can just to be safe.
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Yankee Allstar, Rocky Mountain Horse