Ok, so after chatting with my farrier, I found out that my boy had an operation as a baby because he had imflammation of the growth plates. I was not told this when I bought him even though I asked about his medical history. I bought him directly off the breeder too!
I love my boy, and would never ever return him because of that but I felt it was something I should've been told.
Now, straight to it. My farrier gave me a brief explaination of what it is, and its technical name but I forgot what that is. He basically said I should slowly cut down his hard feed and just have him on a basic pellets and chaff diet. So that's what I'm going to do.
He also said to get some ODSM for him. Its like a gel rub that will reduce imflammation and take some stress off his knee. He said not too worry, that it won't affect him as he had the operation but he'll always have the a little bit of knobbly knee unless I get rid of it now.
Would it also be good to put him on a joint supplement? Maybe TechnyFlex or JointGuard?
I know there are a lot of smart cookies on here, so could you please tell me about this and if the treatment plan I stated above would help him? Is there anything else I can do with to help him? I know that my farrier said it won't affect his riding or movement, just his appearance but is that true?
Thank you. I'm a very concerned Mum at the moment.