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29th October 2009, 04:07 PM
Chip is in at night now for the winter and I have noticed that his hind pasterns are quite puffy in the mornings but soon go down with exercise or turnout.
He's a 9year old TB ex racer.
There's no heat and it doesn't seem to cause him any discomfort, is this normal?
29th October 2009, 05:30 PM
it may just be becasue he is stood in, do they feel quite hard to touch rather than really soft?
sometimes usually older horses of horses that have injuries in the past (did he have any problems when racing?) their legs can fill when stood for long periods of time, walking helps to reduce it and often they are fine, bandages can help reduce it if they are really bad and i think magnetic boots also have some positive effect on it
29th October 2009, 07:55 PM
My TB mare was just the same when she was in overnight, when we lived in the New Forest. I found she was worse when she was on barley. Like you say it went down very quickly as soon as she went out and never seemed to cause any problems. I tried to keep the time she was in to a minimum.
However, when we moved to somerset the problem disappeared. I've absolutely no idea why. (We were in the NF when she was 7 to 11 years old)
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