Background-I have a 15.1 haflinger who was diagnosed with weak stifles. The vet said that because I was only doing everyday pleasure and trail riding with him and not taking him to shows, he wasn't concerned with doing injections but recommended blistering the stifles using green palmolive (something that makes it green is the "secret" ingredient) so I did that, once a month, overnight, for 2 months (worked great and he had no problems with pain or skin irritation) and now that the weather is nicer, he gets out on trails and hills as much as possible.
My question is, he has really built up his left stifle but the right is still a little jiggly. Do you think a stifle injection done by my vet would help tighten it up? And once you start injections, how often will I have to do them (once a month, a year...)?
I bought my boy knowing he had this issue and I didn't bat an eye as I told his owner I still wanted him. We have an incredibly amazing relationship that I wouldn't have found with any other horse. I just want to make sure he's comfortable.
Any advice or stories you have would be helpful. Thanks :)
Jackie's Sonny Daze Haflinger Gelding