Reply To: Stifle problems

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My mare has a locking stifle, my vet recommended trot work over poles, forcing her to pick up her feet and in turn build muscle, also trail riding particularly up hill. I put her on a Vitamin E/selenium supplement, as that is lacking in our hay in the area I am in, I have seen great improvement in the last few months. My trainer who also has a mare with a locking stifle was adamant NO Tight circles, it will make her lock up, turn out as much as possible, as long as the pasture is not super muddy and she is likely to slip which could stain an already week hind end.