Mules are much less likely to injure themselves, founder, or get navicular, ringbone
, or colic than horses.
Crucially, Geraghty's mount, who was suffering with a ringbone
problem when flopping in the Tingle Creek Chase, yesterday made a friend of the fences.
(see Figures 7-1 and 7-3) is a bony enlargement on the pastern bones, front or rear.
After he disappointed in the Tingle Creek Chase, we discovered he had a ringbone
problem on his off-foreleg.
But a word of warning: Aside from providing adequate nutrition, no nutrient or supplement will (a) make the hoof grow faster and stronger; (b) cure a curb, spavin, ringbone
, etc.; (c) increase conception in mares or libido in stallions; (d) increase intelligence; (e) prevent colic; or (f) cure heaves, sleeping sickness, and equine infectious anemia (EIA).
Last month's below-par run also coincided with a ringbone
problem, according to the trainer.