Rehabbing the Injured Horse

Have you ever rehabilitated an injury in your horse? Tell us about it in the comments.

Yes, I worked with my veterinarian to rehab my horse.
Yes, I sent my horse to a specialized rehab facility.
No, I haven't rehabbed an injury in my horse.

Total votes cast: 420

Comments & Write-in Answers

Deep flexor tendon laid my mare up five months. Hand walking only then five minutes walk, one minute

8/21/2017 7:28:02 PM

Fractured shoulder in mini that drives. U of Florida Gainesville he recovered

8/21/2017 7:10:05 PM

My vet she was finished. I ground drove her for a year, and she returned to very light work.

8/21/2017 5:56:22 PM

rehab after an eye was removed due to infection

8/21/2017 5:44:47 PM

2 strained suspensories, cut under hock requiring surgery. Same horse, still competing endurance..

8/21/2017 4:33:47 PM

Brought my horse back after he tore the superficial digital flexor tendon off his hock.

8/21/2017 2:31:24 PM

3mth box rest for a subluxated pelvis, should have hand grazed & walked as horse developed vices

8/21/2017 2:18:35 PM

My first horse suffered a serious wound at the hock joint which was infected when I found him.

8/21/2017 10:17:19 AM

tear in colateral ligament of the hock, stall rest, brace, vivastem stem cell fluid - total recovery

8/20/2017 2:49:08 PM

worked with a farrier also

8/20/2017 11:12:12 AM

Broken nose and a broken hoof at different times.

8/20/2017 9:36:49 AM

He had a torn mensecius and we did the Iwrap. Successfully

8/19/2017 10:29:32 PM

Rescued / rehab emaciated 9 mo colt w fistulous withers. rehab gelding who impaled himself on fence.

8/19/2017 9:46:25 PM

I followed the vets instructions for recovery

8/19/2017 9:02:57 PM

Multiple times.

8/19/2017 11:50:06 AM

the vet made a specific rehab plan for him and we worked together with the farrier and chiropractor

8/19/2017 7:07:28 AM

10year old gelding with osteoarthritis in both hocks and ringbone in front legs.

8/19/2017 5:47:14 AM

Just followed the veterinarian's instructions in rest and slow return to work.

8/19/2017 12:16:57 AM

I work as a horse caretaker for 26 horses. I've rehabbed many injuries and 100% were good outcomes

8/18/2017 9:54:26 PM

rehabbed my Arab after a bowed tendon

8/18/2017 6:54:53 PM

Two months of twice daily attention to severe slice in wire wrapped hock.apped

8/18/2017 6:50:50 PM

deep cuts and after surgury care

8/18/2017 5:40:58 PM

I have rehabbed many horses from minor to major injuries. It's imp to know & understand the process

8/18/2017 4:43:06 PM

Saved lame elderly horse from being put down. Took time, but he is still with me, and no longer lame

8/18/2017 4:33:29 PM

My horse cut his leg on the fence. Took about a month of stall rest and rehab to heal.

8/18/2017 4:16:41 PM

I rehabbed my old quarter horse mare after a wire cut to her ligament of the pastern. Daily linament

8/18/2017 4:11:01 PM

A lot of work helping my horse created strong bonding. The silver lining in the dark cloud ☺

8/18/2017 12:06:51 PM

I actually worked with my trainer to rehab my horse's medial collateral ligament. She's sound!!

8/18/2017 10:20:43 AM

Also had an excellent trainer who gave us injury-specific exercises.

8/18/2017 10:10:28 AM

torn nuscle in shoulder

8/18/2017 8:35:14 AM

Front suspensory ligament tear. Successfully rehabbed. Hind suspensory ligament tear successfully re

8/18/2017 1:44:27 AM

broken pastern, partially torn suspensory ligament (2 diff horses)

8/17/2017 7:34:53 PM

Tendinitis, "navicular," colic surgery, various lacerations.

8/17/2017 7:25:53 PM

My gelding severed his left rear extensor tendon in a bad accident. He's now completely sound!

8/17/2017 5:14:51 PM

I have rehabbed many horses for our clients as well, always with veterinarian oversight.

8/17/2017 12:41:00 PM

I rehabbed a Sweeney Shoulder to 100% healed

8/17/2017 1:08:17 AM

We learned to nurse horses with laminitis with vet and Ferrier to help

8/16/2017 8:09:46 PM

My horse punched his foot through the barn and had a horrible cut, 6 months and counting on rehab!

8/16/2017 8:05:35 PM

My horse/pony came down with laminitis. Vet took x-rays and said I maybe caught it before it got too

8/16/2017 6:24:06 PM

My OTTB had a flare-up of his bowed tendon. Cold water, liniment, hand-walking cleared him up.

8/16/2017 5:23:12 PM

Eye laceration to hoof+heelbulb severing, I always have elasticon and know how to use it

8/16/2017 4:48:11 PM

Do a lot of lay-ups and rehab at my farm. Almost always start with 4-6+ month turnout on our hills.

8/16/2017 4:42:21 PM

The Jaeckle Centre did a fantastic job helping my horse return to competition.

8/16/2017 4:05:24 PM

Most severe injuries my horse has had are some leg cuts requiring bandaging and a abcess in her hoof

8/16/2017 1:32:48 PM

Fractured splints, went from complete stall rest through total rehab. Long process, well worth it!

8/16/2017 11:04:02 AM

Chipped fetlock and laminitis. Horse returned to full soundness w/farrier and veterinary guidence.

8/16/2017 9:58:35 AM

Severe founder. horse laid down for 4 mons & completely blew out his front hooves

8/16/2017 9:04:30 AM

Typical injuries, healed with time and medicine.

8/16/2017 8:33:53 AM

I've been lucky

8/16/2017 8:22:39 AM

Mare ran into barbed wire from dogs Nearly bled to death Kept up for 3 mnths changed wraps 3x daily

8/16/2017 7:34:04 AM

successful healing and returned to work

8/15/2017 8:32:23 PM

On 2 separate occasions with two different horses. 1. Rear tendons severed 1 front tendon tear

8/15/2017 5:25:37 PM

Cecal impaction surgery & navicular

8/15/2017 5:24:29 PM

Leg injury. Hand grazed 3 times a day for about 2 hours each time for 8 weeks. No problems since.

8/15/2017 4:33:45 PM

my horse was kicked, had splint bone removed.

8/15/2017 4:11:19 PM

Thankfully, they have always been sound, but would follow vets advice if they needed rehab.

8/15/2017 3:18:39 PM

They've had minor injuries over the years, but none requiring a rehab.

8/15/2017 3:01:59 PM

stifle injury turned EPM 3 years,many meds, lots of walking, with limited prognosis

8/15/2017 12:56:55 PM