What's your idea of cheap? Anything with high amounts of glucosamine, msm, and chondrointin is good. I use FlexMax made by Absorbine. It comes in pellet or powder. About $60 for a month supply. Or you could check out a smartpak catalog. They list all the joint supplements they carry and you can compare ingredients and price.
If you go online to smartpak, you can actually talk to a rep. The smartflex 1 is about 20 per month but with an old injury I would reccomend smartflex III but it's alot more expensive.
Why don't you start out with something that is around 20-30 per month (Just go to your local feed store) and see if there is a difference. I would say about 2 weeks before you see anything. You may not have to do anything super special, especially if he's not currently on anything. Just a little kick may make the difference.
Another thing is, if you can keep him out 24/7 with a shelter then do that over a stall. When they have stiffness issues, movement is better.
Stick to pellets if he's a picky eater because he can pick around the specific pellets that have the powder on it where if you throw pellets in his feed and shake it up they'll be spread out and the taste will be lost....
He has been out 24/7 for the past 4 years. Only time in when the vet told us to. I don't need something special all I wanna do with him is take him on some trail rides next year I have 2 youngsters for shows and stuff. Posted via Mobile Device