Hey all, We have a new horse coming very shortly. He is a retired standardbred, 5 year old gelding. Very calm, lovely temperament. The only drawback is he was retired due to a tendon injury (it has only been about a week or two, so very fresh). Now the injury does not really concern me in the long term. We don't do much here, so even if he can only do light work in the end, that is not a big deal for us. We have handled tendon injuries many times before, so I do know the ins and outs, but the one question I never really had answered is would having him in sports medicine boots, especialy at first, be benificial or more of a detriment? I have heard very opposing views on it and both seem to have good success healing them up. Would love to hear some more opinions on it. Thank you!