Originally Posted by CLaPorte432
The best way to relieve stiffness depends on the horse. And just ONE thing may not do the job. You need to find different things that work together in order to make your horse comfortable.
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I use the B.O.T. Hock wraps for my 25 yr old with hock/ankle arthritis. He also has metabolic issues that exploded his hock arthritis.
My horses come in at night. I use the wraps four hours every morning, before turnout on the 25 yr old. I am so paranoid about him stiffening up that I literally wait until I am ready to open his stall door before I take them off.
While he gets Hylarin/Boswelia powder for the last three years, the hock wraps have taken him from stumping out of his stall to almost swaggering like he did when he was ten
I also have noticed him cantering in the pasture since wearing the wraps; something he hasn't done in quite a few years. He still can't canter up the steep hills but on the flat, he puts on a respectable show
There is no magic bullet but I do feel the hock wraps have kicked this horse's comfort level up a few more notches
As an FYI, I also happily use the Quick Wraps and the therapuetic pad on another horse, and the dog blanket on my 11 yr old Dobe/Rott that has a fractured pelvis full of arthritis.