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    Surviving box rest with a good doer

    A hay ball might be an option maybe? I’ve never used one but someone at my yard has one and it looks interesting!
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    Surviving box rest with a good doer

    Wishing you all the best for the surgery and box rest, following with interest as also looking at a period of box rest for my big lad.
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    DDFT injury

    Thank you so much!xx
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    DDFT injury

    Aw thank you.. flippin horses eh..! it’s reassuring to have the perspectives from others who have faced similar decisions and good to know that my gut feeling about what to do next aligns with what others would do, if that makes sense.
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    DDFT injury

    Yes that’s her! She is fantastic, isn’t she? Such a lovely lady and so willing to share her knowledge.
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    DDFT injury

    Thank you so much BBP, that is so helpful. I think we are in a good place rehab-wise with the support of the chiro vet, she is really rehab focused and really proactive in keeping up to date on the latest best practice. The thought of surgery still terrifies me but I think it’s our best option...
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    DDFT injury

    Thanks so much Elf - that is really important and I think mentally we are there, as in we know it’s going to be a long slog to get the best result. We’re really lucky to have access to a clinician (not our primary care vet) who practiced as a vet, trained as a chiro and really specialises in...
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    So what has British Eventing done wrong?

    There’s stacks of jumping/xc events, 2 phases and derbys etc but the full ODE seems to be a rarity now. Dressage Ireland have also recently introduced some fairly tricky rules around how dressage judges are police checked which is impacting on aff dressage up here too, not sure if it’s a DI...
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    So what has British Eventing done wrong?

    It’s interesting to see how things are unfolding atm. I’m in no position to event this year anyway - and I’m not ever going to set the eventing world on fire. Over here, we have much fewer in the way of unaff ODEs - we often have 2 phase events, but there is maybe less conflict between...
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    DDFT injury

    Thanks so much BBP and muddy_grey, it’s good to hear your direct experiences of similar types of thing. I think we will probably go the surgery route- on MP’s advice I’ve asked them for a detailed estimate so we can just make sure we are in a position to proceed etc.
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    DDFT injury

    Thanks so much everyone for your insights and experiences, it is really valuable. I’m so gutted for our big lad, he’s the sweetest, funniest eejit and just a lovely soul, would be lost without him!
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    An early "Next weekend" thread - a hot one!

    Might be lucky and have a wee spin on my friend’s little mare, aside from that no plans sadly! Bit of an update on my boy here - any insights welcomed. https://forums.horseandhound.co.uk/threads/ddft-injury.819437/
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    DDFT injury

    No no thank you so much for sharing that! Just as important to us as rehabbing the injury is making sure we give him the best opportunities to be the best he can be overall; it’s something we had been working on with our chiro vet as he is a big horse and quite weak behind – we’d been making...
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    DDFT injury

    As some of you folks know already, our lovely big horse has been having some issues of late. As a bit of a timeline, just to give full context: 6th March he pulled a shoe; with hindsight we think this might have been the start of our issues. He was sound at the time but farrier did comment that...
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    Weekend plans 2nd weekend in June

    Ahhh @Michen you and Bog are just a joy to watch - a real partnership in action! It’s just fabulous!
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