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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 2, 2006

    Default Caslick

    I have an OTTB who has a caslick that was done when she was racing. I was just wondering if this is something I have to remove, or if it is safe to just keep it in.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 19, 2008
    Where The Snow Flies


    There's nothing you need to do unless you're going to breed her or if she develops a problem.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 24, 2006
    Seattle, WA


    Just leave it alone unless you're planning to breed her.

    I had a caslick done on my mare midway through her 3rd year in the jumpers because she would windsuck on takeoff and it would distract her for a split second. A clinician pointed it out to me and suggested having it done. It didn't make a huge difference, but it did make enough of one that I've always been happy that we did it.
    Forever exiled in the NW.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 18, 2012
    Eugene, OR


    Unless you are planning on breeding her it should be fine to leave it alone. Some good information here:

    and here:
    It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
    Theodore Roosevelt

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov. 23, 2001
    Catharpin, Virginia


    No problem leaving it as is. Could be a problem if yout take it out if you or someone else ever intends to breed her.

    If she is ever bred and good repro vet will see that and remove it pre-breeding and stitch her back up post breeding.

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