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Experience with high level jumping and horses tied in at the knee ?

Experience with high level jumping and horses tied in at the knee ?
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Thank you dear! Much appreciated !
I don't have any experience with horses who are over at the knee, but from what I've heard, they usually don't have any issues. I've heard of a few who've gone on to high level jumping, and dressage.
Thank you, and what about over at the knee? I've read mixed reviews also read it's better than having a horse back at the knee. My guy is a Terrific jumper and young and I'm thinking of purchasing him but I have had people tell me mixed things about his longevity ?
It is possible for horses who are tied in at the knee to do high level jumping, but it can be very difficult, and isn't in the picture for many horses.
When a horse is tied in at the knee, their carpal canal is smaller than normal. This means the superficial and and digital flexor tendons, and suspensory ligament cannot move freely. This restricts forward movement.
Luckily, being tied in at the knee usually doesn't present huge lameness risks. To help horses who are tied in at the knee, it's good to avoid deep footing as this causes extra strain, avoid hills, and be sure to lighten their work load and how strenuous their work is at the first sign of soreness.
You can also look into pain relieving medication if they are in pain, and joint injections.
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