My 22 YO semi-retired draft cross has been free leased to a therapeutic riding facility for the winter. He has been stiff in the hind for several years now, due to a combination of factors. (some arthritis, old suspensory, and a birth defect). He has been serviceable sound for light riding with Coraflex. Prior to them taking him I told them (and gave them a gallon) he needed to stay on it. The rest of their horses are on Cosequin, so I sort of got the feeling that as soon as I was out the door, they would do as they pleased.
Anyway, got a call yesterday from a friend who had talked to them-he is "off in the right hind" and the want my number to send him back. Ok, no problem. However, I told them (they are in upstate NY-SNOW country) that I go out of state for 6 months in the winter, and if they took him, it would be until spring. So, when I talk to them, I will remind them of that, and ask what supps he is on. I think they will board him until I get back up there in about 6 weeks.
BUT, in the meantime, is it worth trying him on the Cortaflex HA and adding MSM? If so, how much should I add?
He is a 16.2 Clyde cross, and NOT a petite guy!
Thanks for taking the itme to read this!
Here is a video of him they used for his "job interview". You can see the stiffness in the hind, at least I can. YouTube - FISHSTICK1233's Channel
His name is Frank.