This is a new development, but almost as soon as I purchased him, even before riding him, I put him on joint supplements with HA. Recently I've not had the money to purchase the supplement online (the stuff I like is hard to find in my area) so he was taken off of it. When I first purchased him he was very creaky/cracky and then when I put him on the supplements, that went away. Now I do occasionally here a creak or a pop, but not like it was before. I had him on a pelleted substance:
Flex-Force with HA Corta-Flx (Equine - Horse Supplements - Joint - Powdered/Pellet)
Which I will obviously now be putting him back on (yay for holiday pay), but would a liquid substance do more for him? I've heard horses absorb more from liquids, but he seemed to fare very well with the pellets. Would a liquid be something I would have to graduate to, assuming this is arthritis and the condition worsened? Should I just give him a straight H/A supplement, or keep the all around one?
I'm still planning on getting those x-rays when money allows....I have to devise a plan to either pay down my credit card or save up quickly.