So I have a barrel horse who two months ago fractured her right hind splint bone and had to get the bottom portion removed. It was a clean break and only the bottom 2/3 of the whole thing so we’re all confident she’ll make a complete recovery. She’s already doing extremely well.
I know every horse is different but my question for you guys is, have your horse’s needed a splint bone surgically removed and how long did it take before you were able to barrel race or at least start loping on the flat?
She’s 100% sound and she’s just about had it with the stall rest and only twenty minutes of walking a day and has shown us all that she can move beautifully.
I’m just worried about how fast or slow to take getting back to racing. My vet says by beginning/mid-december she should be back at performance level.
I just don’t want to over do it but I don’t want to baby it too much either, you know?
Thanks in advance for your replies!