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    Default How long do horses retain fitness after injury?

    My horse will be having 4 weeks off before being brought back into light work due to an injury of the hock, im wondering how well she will retain her fitness over this time? She was in full work before her surgery schooling regularly and hacking .

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    Default Re: How long do horses retain fitness after injury?

    She won't lose too much fitness even on box rest for 4 weeks, the main concern will be how much she is allowed to do following an op and probably trying to keep her enthusiasm at bay, your vet will be the one to advise on how slowly to take things and monitor her progress from the injury side of things.

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    Default Re: How long do horses retain fitness after injury?

    What be positive said. I always think it is easier to get a horse fit that was previously fit then to get one fit from scratch.

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    Default Re: How long do horses retain fitness after injury?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggs View Post
    What be positive said. I always think it is easier to get a horse fit that was previously fit then to get one fit from scratch.
    This also applies to people, I believe. It's easier to get fit if you've been fit.

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