Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tendon

The consensus is that I need to have a vet take a look at Maddy's left front tendon. My trainer, Michelle Merkin noticed a small rise on her tendon just below the knee. My gut tells me she is just heel sore and just needs pads and shoes, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Unfortunately our "leg" vet is gone and I will not be able to get in until the 14th. I have to take her to the vet where he has three different surfaces to watch her move on. I feel pretty drained. What started out to seem like a simple problem with an easy recovery now seems like it could be a career ending issue. I don't want Maddy to become a broodmare. She wants to be a dressage horse. I am just worried and sad.

7 comments:

~Dawn~ said...

Don't worry! My big boy was lame for SIX weeks. He was only lame in one direction and it appeared to be his left leg. Vet came out - nothing wrong. Farrier came out and realized he'd been cut unevenly (on his right front) and he was bearing too much weight on the inside angle of his hoof. One trim and a pair of shoes and my boy was good to go!
Think Positive!

Ishtar said...

And I can add another positive thing: it's a good thing for Maddy that you're feeling so sad about it because that means she has a very precious person who takes really good care of her! Give her a hug from me, will you?

EquineSpirit said...

((HUGS!!)) and good thoughts sent your way that it's nothing serious and dressage can still happen for you both!!

Rising Rainbow said...

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you on this one. I hope everything turns out fine.

L said...

Praying that it's nothing serious! I know how worrying that can be - don't do what I do and start wondering "Oh no, what did I do wrong!?!" - you really take great care of her. So, try not to stress too much!

CrysLee2004 said...

good thoughts going your way. Horses are so hard... I have a Tb that always has multiple problems... I feel ur pain.

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