ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Splints?

[endurance] Splints?

Kathy Myers x3004 (Kathy.MYERS@syntex.com)
Wed, 27 Sep 1995 14:47:06 -0800 (PST)

Bad mom... Magnum's got a splint!
Rats!... so... now what?

How do I treat this? He's just slightly
off. He personally could care less. He's
still bounding around like a colt. It's
about an inch in diameter and .5 an
inch popped. It's 1/2 way between his
fetlock and his knee. It's on the outside
of the front leg that did not have the
fractured sesamoid.

What should I do? I'm assuming he's done
it bounding down hills (we DID try to keep
to no faster than a trot) at the Las
Trampas 50. The ride was 10 days ago.
I have not been riding him except one
easy ride on Saturday. He seemed a bit
slow so we just walked around. I figured
he needs to re-learn just walking around
on the trails anyways.

Should I change the way we ride?
What does this mean in the long run?
Should we retire from our short career?
Thanks for your help...

:( - kat