There was a bit of a discussion about Soup and Sandwich’s displaced palate in the KD and that he would be having surgery.
Now a bit curious as I was just reading of another horse that is young and still in training. During a recent half mile morning breeze, she didn’t run as expected. A post-work endoscope reveled a displaced palate.
Current plan is figure-8 noseband to keep mouth shut and jaw from crossing over and still allowing maximal airflow through the nose.
Curious now about ‘treatment’ for displaced palate in racing TBs.
During the endoscope, are there degrees of severity of the displacement?
Why a change in noseband vs surgery? Trainer strategy? Simply the noseband is less invasive? In that case (and I haven’t looked) was the figure-8 tried on Soup and Sandwich? (I truly don’t remember if he ran in a figure-8 or not).
Not questioning the strategy as heaven knows the trainer and vet would know far more than I what is best for the horse, but curious and I can’t ask said training or vet (smile)