Splints - slightly different question

Nic

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When I bought my horse 2 years ago he had a formed splint on the inside of his off fore. Since then it has never changed in any way until I brought him in last week when it appears to have shrunk significantly in size overnight


I am baffled as have never seen a splint shrink. It is not sore and feels exactly the same as before (except smaller obviously!)

Any Ideas?
 
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I had a 12 hh pony with large splints on both front legs, after 2 years during which he had never been lame they both reduced until after 6 months they were completely gone. An old chap in the local village said it was all the road work the pony did!! He was a driving pony and used to do 5 miles + nearly every day.
 

lordflynn

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they can reabsorb apparently-have heard in the old days the military used to tap them with hammers to make them disappear!
 

peanutpussycat

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they can reabsorb and also when they have fully formed, the inflamation will go down too. so it's possible that it could have finished forming.
 
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