Conservative update: It’s great that we’ve identified the issue
When it came to the movement test, there was a slight reaction on one of his knees when it was bending, so we x-rayed his knees, which showed there was some very minor damage to his metatarsal bone, which can be treated. For a horse of his age, it is not an unusual problem, but he was clearly reacting to that, so it’s great that we’ve identified the issue.
Conservative will now have two days on the walker and then he will return to training. We will go steady with him and then I will increase things for him once I know he is fully recovered. I am hopeful that in three to four weeks we can get him on the track, that is the target at this point.