Tendon Injury - Rehabilitation
Elsa arrived with us for a 6 week stay following an injury to her superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) during a competition.
Working with her vet we devised a weekly plan which included a dry treadmill, horse walker and salt water spa treatment, as well as a turnout session. The exercises started as 5 min sessions and gradually increased throughout the 6 week stay to full sessions.
The vet came and regularly assessed Elsa to ensure we were not rushing her progress and when it was Elsa's time to return home she was completely sound.
Although her eventing career is now over, Elsa has a new home where she is still being ridden and competing.
Elsa At Rookery