do any of you have exeriences with bone cysts (navicular, in particular) in young horses that mineralized again?
I’ve read so many stories of how this is often affected/causes by poor trimming,wrong shoeing or a defienceny of certain minerals like calciums (what in turn affects thebone metabolism) and healed completely after the cause has been revised.
Currently I’m interested in a 5yo mare, she’s lovely, fun to ride and has a really great “work attitude”. She competed in some classes for young horses last year and has been x-rayed in spring this year, because her breeder wanted to sell her.
Long story short, they found a cyst in one of her front hoofs. As to know, I’m still waiting for the x-rays so that I can send them to another vet, that being said, I do not know the exact location of the cyst. According to her breeder, she’s never been lame a single day. I’m a huge sceptic when it comes to the liability of breeders and sellers, but for some reason her breeder seems to be very sincere, just my gut feeling.
However, I tried so many horses and she was the only one among of those, I clicked with immediately. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy her, because (as cheesy as it might sound) she is exactly what I’m looking for in a horse, if it just wasn’t for that stupid remark.
What are your experiences with horses that have “bad” x-rays but are completely fine and sound clinically?