firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: [endurance] Suspensory
Re: [endurance] Suspensory
Wendy Milner (email@example.com)
Fri, 29 Sep 95 16:53:13 MDT
> Yes - I would like to hear from others with suspensory injuries as well - I
> have onw currently - although it appears slight compared to some ( no
> lameness has occired - we found it onan ultrasound as a strain) -- I'ld be
> interested to hear what others have done to help their horse with this type
> of injury - and anyhroses 1 or 2 or more years LATER -- what are their
> status? and were their re-occuring problems associated with the injury?"
> what can I expect? How fast/slow did they bring their hrose back? Would
> they do it again that way? or different?
Pharalina pulled hers when I was moving her up from 50s to 100s.
The vet said to wait 6 weeks before doing anything. I brought her
back to the vet at 6 weeks and in the flexion test she was still
lame. So, I said, if I can't ride, she would do some other work.
I introduced her to a nice stud and a year later got a great baby.
Once the baby was old enough, I started to bring her back.
Actually, I rode her easy after about a six month lay off.
With the baby she got another 3 months rest. Slowly, I started her
out. After weaning (baby 6 months), I went a bit more. She seemed sound.
At the first endurance ride, she came in grade 1 lame. A week
rest and she was ok. Every ride after that it was grade 1 or 2.
I gave up on her. I took her on easy rides and she seemed ok.
But anything over 25 miles and she'd come in lame. She turned into
a wonderful brood mare and has given me 4 beautiful colts.
No fillies, just boys. I'll trade you a 2 year old colt that
looks to be growing up strong, for a nice personality good boned
filly. (Only half kidding. With 4 at home right not, I've got
my hands full.)
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