bucked shins

bucked shins

a front limb lameness in 2- or 3-year-old Thoroughbred and racing Quarter horses. The metacarpal bone is painful on manual compression and the lameness is thought to be due to microfractures in the bone as a result of compression of the bone during exercise at high speed. There is a local periostitis.
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E Dubai had his juvenile season cut short by bucked shins, but his then-trainer Eoin Harty knew the horse had talent.
Jack Robbins diagnosed the problem as bucked shins, a common ailment in young thoroughbreds.
After running a dismal seventh in the Grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, the colt bucked shins and didn't appear again until a second-place finish here in the Grade III Spectacular Bid Stakes.