Joint supplement doesn't seem to be helping
I have had my mare on a full dose of SmartFlex Senior since May, but I honestly am not noticing a difference. I have had good luck with supplements of other types on other horses, but it really doesn't seem like she is responding to this one. :( Is it worth switching brands, or is she just not able to absorb it? This supplement has pretty decent amounts of each ingredient compared to others on the market. She has also been getting HA via an IV injection on a monthly or every other month sort of schedule.
Totally frustrated right now. I think we are going to switch from IV HA to pentosan in the near future in hopes that I will get a more sound horse, and may just have the joints injected this spring if I haven't found any other way to manage her discomfort.
I'd love to hear some recommendations on supplements that might be better, or other things I might be able to do for her. She is in light work. I'm riding 3-5x per week for 30min to an hour in good footing, just doing flat work. Just moved her to a boarding facility for winter, so she has a larger turnout and actual grass, and therefore she is getting to move around more during the day.
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