Is it possible to know without getting a vet out to check? I'm just curious because I hear of so many horses who can't jump or ride a lot because of arthritis. My mare is 18 and so obviously a little older but she seems to have really good legs so far. She's always been sound. The only time I've ever seen her lame was when she got caught in a wire fence and had a minor wound... but that was a year ago. I was just wondering how you prevent arthritis in older horses? What do you who have horses with arthritis do about riding?
Any info would be helpful, thanks.