I have an interest in a young Quarter/Thoroughbred gelding. Apparently he had been ridden too long and/or hard, which caused the tendon to bow. Wrapped incorrectly, it worsened.
He had been basically left alone for a year now and it doesn't seem to bother him, but I can see a difference in the front legs. I'm not a vet so I can't say exactly what it is. Going by the information provided, I wonder, if this is correct, can he be sound enough for general riding, trail riding, etc.?
What are the possibilities for severe problems in the future. I understand it could flare up again, are there ways to prevent this? Can he still be a productive mount?
Any information on this subject would be appreciated. Websites or books in the library.
I would like to know before I have a vet come out to check him over.
You will need to have a vet ultrasound the tendon to determine the degree of damage. Is this a low bow (worse case) or a high bow (better prognosis)? Unless you are getting a deal on this horse you may consider looking at another horse.
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