I have been on the board spaoradically because I Have new horse and have been having fun with her. We have been bonding and just doing great! We had a terrific ride on Sunday and were really clicking. I came in on Monday and got Nightingale tacked up and when I asked her to trot. She just did not want to go. I gave her a nudge and she trotted two steps and limped. I was hoping it was just a stone bruise because there was no heat and it was not swollen. By Tuesday morning it was very hot and swollen. The vet did an ultrasound and she has a bowed tendon. It is a moderate tear but very serious injury. She is on stall rest for 3 weeks and can only be walked to and from the crossties to be hosed and wrapped. At the end of three weeks she will have another ultrasound and we will see how she is healing. She probably won't be back to normal for 3 or four months. This is fairly scary because it is a career ending injury for a racehorse or serious sporthorse. She will always be vulnerable to reinjury. she has so much spirit I hate to see her bored in her stall not knowing whats happening. I am so bummed! I know there are alot of animal lovers and horse lovers out there so I would appreciate the prayers and well wishes that my girl will be Ok. Take Care everyone! Lynn PS we think she injured herself while turned out Sometime monday morning. Maybe a misstep or bad landing she loves to jump the little creek out there.