Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] Future prospects for bowed tendon/pulled suspensory? - firedancefarms

Hi Lucy,
Do not dispair!
In my experience, tendons heal well and become no problem.  I had a stallion
who bowed two and went on to complete 3500 miles before his untimely death.
One of our top endurance horses had an old bow and finished the Tevis, which
is quite a feat from OKlahoma!  I would not hesitate to buy a horse with an
old bow for endurance.

Suspensories, IMO, are another matter.   I cannot say from personal
experience on suspensories, but I see people that have horses with susp
problems continue to have lameness problems over and over again.
WHY?  Because people dont' leave their horses off long enough.  SIX MONTHS
MINIMUM.  I mean, take those shoes off, don't get on the horse!  He will run
around the pasture and look sound as a dollar, often only weeks after the
injury.   STAY OFF!

If you can give your horse at least six months off, I think your prognosis
is very good.
Louise Burton
Firedance Farms Endurance Arabians

Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!


[RC] Future prospects for bowed tendon/pulled suspensory?, Lucy Chaplin Trumbull