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    06-07-2012, 11:03 PM
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Foal
Question How should I use my liniment specifically for this horse?

Alright,

So I lease a rather *cough cough* chunky Belgian/Qh cross, and he needs to be walked out and then given a bath after I school him. I bought Absorbine's RefreshMint for his baths, and I was wondering how exactly I should use it for him. Usually I just dilute it and wash the horse all over, but I was wondering since his legs get sore sometimes, should I use it more concentrated on his legs? It is my fault if he gets hurt during our schooling/exercise rides, so I would like to make sure I do the best I can for him after his workouts so he can keep getting more fit, and not get sore.

I'm also open to any other products you would recommend, or grooming techniques.

If it helps, we do hunter/jumper, and I ride him 2-3 times a week. Thanks!
     
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    06-07-2012, 11:07 PM
  #2
Trained
How old is he?

Has he been diagnosed with arthritis?

Have you thought about a daily gluclosamine/chondroitin/msm supplement?

Treating from the inside out is usually best for any body.
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    06-07-2012, 11:28 PM
  #3
Foal
He's ten, and he has had absolutely no history of lameness or arthritis issues (and he is checked regularily.) Th owner and BO said he just gets sore since he's so fat and hasn't been ridden as much as he is now. He doesn't get sore at all most of the time, unles he is really pushed. I just want to make sure my post-workout routine gives him the best chance of feeling great after his workout.

I don't own him, so I can't dictate what supplements or feed he gets.
     
    06-07-2012, 11:40 PM
  #4
Trained
Absorbine refreshmint I think is just a refreshing wash, so it's diluted. Read the directions on the bottle, it will tell you.
     
    06-07-2012, 11:54 PM
  #5
Weanling
There is no ?? That carryimg too much weight is tough on the joints & jumping an overweight horse..argh..can't even imagine what those joints are feeling! I have never used liniment but perhaps some sort of supportive leg wraps might make him more comfortable
     
    06-08-2012, 12:04 AM
  #6
Foal
We use boots on the front legs, and I wanted to use polos on the backs but was told not to.

And we do not jump him often, maybe once every week and that's three or four times over a 1' vertical. Obviously, we want to get him in shape before we do any more strenuous excercise, but I am just wanting to make sure I can help him right now in every way possible.
     
    06-08-2012, 12:13 AM
  #7
Weanling
I agree with all the above posts. Weight has a huge baring on horses joints just like in humans. If you insist on a liniment ( which doesnt hurt) The Asorbine Refreshment is applied after a bath and do not rinse just scrape the execess off. Refreshment is a brace not so much a medical kind of liniment.
Anyways
When I work my drafts and usually a good workout I bath then brace and I do rub in and I mean rub in a Liniment gel in key joints Hocks stifles gaskin fetlock point of shoulder and point of hip. Rubbing in the liniment really good warms the skin up and the liniment is asorbed better.
But also treating from the inside works the best a Good joint suppliment fed daily.
When working them use either good alpurpose boots or polo wraps for support.
And take off some of the excess weight. Being over weight is just as bad as under weight.
TRR
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    06-08-2012, 12:16 AM
  #8
Foal
Alright, thanks TRR for the I info! I will defo try what you suggested for his legs, and I might look for a stronger liniment specifically for his main joints.
     

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