My mare was really stiff all winter, after trying a variety of things, what worked best was back on track products! She's stiff and her hind legs swell up whenever she's stalled. I got the back on track quick wraps, no bows and polos and, is there ever a difference! I took her out of her stall a few days ago (she didn't have her wraps on and she'd been in there for over 24 hours due to storms), her legs were at least double the size. I threw her back on track polos on, brought her in the arena and after only 2 minutes of trotting lame and stiff, she was moving normally. Not even 20 minutes later I brought her in, took her polos off and ..... Her legs were absolutely perfect, nice, tight and not at all puffy, she even walked normal without any stiffness. That stuff really works! I'm getting the mesh sheet soon!!!
On top of that, what really helped us through the winter is a great massage therapist who came for monthly visits, that really helped too!
As well as I've been supplementing her with msm, bio equine and doing her daily stretches!
She's actually a very young mare, only 5, but unfortunately she's off the track, and has an old injury to her hind leg, so while she's one hundred percent sound in the summer, even for jumping, she needs some help to stay sound during the winter!!
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