Foal with contracted tendons – Treated by Practitioner Nickatie Dimarco
I was asked to try to help this colt foal by a regular client of mine who breeds dressage horses. It was about 2 – 3 weeks old and was born with contracted tendons and although it had been administered drugs to aid the muscles to relax these had helped but not solved the problem. This means that you see a shortening of the fore limbs (see photo the front legs appear as if they are buckling) that causes the foal to stand quite strangely. The problem in my opinion partly originates from a shortening in the muscles in the shoulder and thoracic sling region.