I have a beautiful, fancy 8yr unraced TB who looks like a imported warm blood when in shape and going. He has a intense history of injuries: kicked in right hind and broke his splint bone, needed surgery to remove splint bone. Once he recovered from this surgery, he pulled his left front suspensory. A year later from the suspensory injury (and still slowly rehabbing back from it) he had a grade 1 lesion in the medial superficial digital flexor branch and axial and abaxial pastern ligament in the same leg as the supsensory injury.
He is currently on thirty days of stall rest and might be doing some shockwave treatments and corrective shoeing. Do horses actually recover fully from all of these injuries and still have the chance to jump, and return to competition? How realistic are these goals? Should I just start planning on his retirement out to pasture? I feel like it is such a waste because he has no mileage and just bad luck with all of these injuries!