Lameness

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  • joanne Original Poster
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    My 22 yr old mare has been diagnosed with a bruised suspensory, with arthritis in her hock, same side. I am following vet’s orders, but would like to add supplements to help avoid this in the future. She was getting turned out with another horse and ridden 3-4 times a week, with a 10-20 minute lunge to warm up. I have been hand walking/ponying her for the last 6 weeks, and still no change. Most people tell me this is old age and arthritis, but my other horse is 32 and sound. any thoughts?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    Putting a horse on a longe line is probably too stressful (jointwise, not nerves) for her. Smartpak has several different supplements that may help her, but recovering from a bruised suspensory is just going to take time.

    It is never the horse's fault

    G & S
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    Each horse is an individual. The fact that the older horse has stayed sound and the younger one has not just means they are 2 different horses who are aging in 2 different ways.

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