Puffy legs

Cliqmo

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Some of you might recall last week I started a thread about whether or not to bring my YO's 26yr old gelding into work.
Well following that thread (thanks to all who posted) I have been working him a little this week and got on him to wander around the arena for 5 minutes yesterday
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-he absolutely loved it!
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However today when I was down there I noticed his front legs were both quite filled, although there was no heat or lameness
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I cold hosed them for about 10mins to help soothe them but I don't really know what else to do, and whether this means his ridden days are over??...
Any advice would be much appreciated
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some horses get filled legs when standing in the stable and movement helps make it go, but not sure when you found him like this? (Not an expert on filled legs at all)
 

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Thanks UKa, his legs don't normally fill so I think it was probably because he was ridden
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I cold hosed them yesterday and when I saw him this morning they were fine again (phew!!)
 

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my 14 YO ISH often has filled legs 4 no apparent reason, it may be the grass this time of year? of just that after exercising a bit, things are flowing and shifting that have not done so for a while and are not yet effective at removing fluid.
 
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