Published on December 8, 2016
1. Lucy, what's a splint? Let Lucy tell you a story
2. A splint is a corset stay-like bone that is semi-glued to the side of the cannon bone as if by a pre-schooler, i.e. not very well. Paste
3. If the horse twists or jars his leg funny, the splint bone pops off the pathetic excuse for glue and then settles back into place.
4. The result is the area where it was supposed to be glued gets inflamed and lays down extra stuff to glue it back into place, resulting in the bump you can feel. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!Hurry!
5. After a bit, the splint is glued back in place, it doesn't hurt, and the whole area settles back down again ("cold").
6. The trouble comes when the lumpy re-glue occurs too close to the suspensory. Cannon bone
7. If the extra splint-glue oozes into the furrow area, the suspensory doesn't have enough room and gets pissed off. The suspensory lives in a tiny furrow of a cave, with only space for it and no friends.
8. And then your horse goes lame and you cry a lot. And have to spend lots of time and money finding a new one.
9. Find Lucy @: pony hill.blogspot.com Find Mel @: www.melnewton.com I don't think I want splints You have learned well What's a splint?... NO!!!!! BAD horse! don't you dare!