Navicular Disease (Podotrochleosis) - this is a degenerative condition of a small bone at the back of the coffin joint (between the second and third phalanx) and the supportive structures associated with it. Technically, it is the distal sesamoid that acts as a pulley so that the deep flexor tendon can move easily around this corner of the horse’s anatomy. This is one of the most common problems in “corralero” horses that participate in the Chilean Rodeo.
Nick- this is a cross between two bloodlines that complement each other so well that they have a higher incidence of success than the norm.
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