My lovely horse has been diagnosed with this and I am distraught. It's not a new injury, it's old chronic damage, probably dating back to his dressage career before I bought him. He is only eight. We have only done a little competing unaffiliated, in Jan and Feb this year. It was enough to cause the damage to flare up, he wasn't lame, just felt very weak behind and kept going crooked. Have had lameness work up, nerve blocks and scans, there is no doubt over diagnosis.
Vet says he may be ok for hacking, will never do dressage again.
My question is, has anyone any experience of this and how did your horse recover, and what level of work was it able to do?
To add a further complication, he has EMS and needs seriously restricted access to grass, so retiring to a field is not an option.