Jumping. . . for any horse? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 05:41 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
Quote:
joint supplements worked well for my horse, i gave him powder, he did great with it, then i ran out and after 2 weeks ( didnt have the money to buy more) i could feel a different in his movment. i just bought it in pelleted form, so i hope that works
I would love to know what you used! See, I read articles stating that they work, and articles stating that they don't.

I guess that goes to show that there are new things coming out all the time and you cannot keep up with what is what anymore.

MIEventer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 06:04 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,246
• Horses: 2
I like powered supplements; did wonders for Lola's joints. I don't know what brand it was though; just some random stuff from the Tractor Supply.
Brighteyes is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 06:36 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,220
• Horses: 0
Pretty much anything can jump the lower levels. About 2"9-3" is where the less talented horses start to struggle. Now whether or not that horse can jump competitively or whether or not they ENJOY it is a different story! But I've only known a handful of horses here or there that really weren't coordinated enough or interested in jumping.

As far as oral supplements go... my vet told me about some study that was done where they basically took blood samples of horses on various kinds of supplements and such and didn't find a lick of them actually in the bloodstream. I don't remember all the details but it seemed to show that the majority of it just gets pooped out. I have a friend who kept her older stiff horse on Cosequin for years, took him off and didn't notice a thing. I'm not a complete skeptic though, I hear stories of where it works well with other horses. I just see more results with injections.
upnover is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Posts: 1,901
• Horses: 1
I definitely have to disagree with those who doubt the effectiveness of joint supplements, I guess because I've seen them work absolute wonders on my boy....a racer for almost nine years, and you could hear him creak even when he walked....I put him on Flex-Force with H/A and within two weeks, no more creaking! I may or may not do jumping lessons with him, but I would recommend some kind of joint supplement especially for older horses.
justsambam08 is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 10-17-2009, 10:00 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
SOME oral joint supplements work for SOME horses. Not all oral supplements work for all horses; some horses you will see an affect on, some you won't. Some owners also want to see an effect on their horses because they've invested hard-earned money on the product, so it's very hard to gauge owner responses.
There was an article in Horse Sport a few months ago (just looked it up, it's in the April 2009 issue) where they talked about the effectiveness of oral Glucosamine. It was shown in this study that the manufacturer recommended dosage didn't do a lick of good, and to get the levels of oral glucosamine that would actually do something in the horse you'd have to pump their feed full of it, and it's just not practical.


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
JustDressageIt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What age can a horse start jumping at? Cougar Jumping 17 11-07-2009 05:59 PM
Jumping with your horse Ne0n Zero Jumping 5 01-06-2009 10:08 PM
Getting a horse fit for jumping ~*~anebel~*~ Jumping 14 12-23-2008 07:18 AM
Critique My Horse and I Jumping...? upsidedown Horse Riding Critique 11 08-06-2008 12:19 PM
Critique my jumping and my horse dustyboy1209 Horse Riding Critique 12 05-27-2008 03:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome