So I have a barrel horse and he is 12. I just bought him and I do show pretty hard. He hasn't been shown a ton in the past couple years but I've already been to a few shows with him. I know this is the age when barrel horses start getting arthritis and needing hock injections. He is a little stiff in the hind end but when he is warmed up, he loosens up. Since the season is nearing its end, we aren't going to do hock injections this year but next year we will if needed. What things can I do before/after running him to make him more comfortable?
I already hose his hocks and use Sore no More linament.