Creaking Joints and Supplements
Not that my horse is old, or young, but lately I have been noticing a sort of creaking or quiet "cracking" if he is standing still for awhile and then takes a step or starts moving around. This has never arisen before, and I am wondering if he could be experiencing some minor joint inflammation. But, it could also be the chillier weather, as I know cold weather makes anyone's joints cold and stiffer than normal. This being said, I'm going to QH Congress in 2 weeks and want to know if I should contemplate a joint support supp. for him. He is an 11 yr. old QH gelding, used for the last 4 years in strenous drill riding and recently in reining. If you think I should, please let me know what kinds of supp. you have used, their effectiveness, and their support gauge (maintenance-strong support). Thanks everyone!