Equine injuries to the lower limb both front & hind are a common occurrence in this day & age.
Horses are designed to be super quick & supple, balancing 500kgs of bone & muscle on four legs.
Humans have selectively bred the horse to become more agile, more expressive, more powerful, faster & stronger. However their limbs do not always cope, & as any owner will know, injuries are commonplace.
Due to increased knowledge in the veterinary world, as well as better diagnostic technology, ligament & tendon injuries can now be diagnosed much more often. Diagnosis will then lead to the time consuming rehabilitation that accompanies it.