02-03-2013, 06:24 PM
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I noticed today while tacking up that my 13.2h pony's right right fetlock seemed stiff...I picked it up and it locked, then popped. He walked for a couple of steps, lifting it high, but moved out ok after that. Both myself and my friend trotted him out and he appeared sound but after stopping I noticed it did it again. When I mounted it happened a couple more times, but then stopped as we warmed up. I kept it to a walk today, just to be safe. I have a couple ideas as to why this could be happening, but would like others' input. I recall my family's young horses locking stifles when going through a growth spurt, but my boy is 10-12 years old and has never done this before. He does, however, appear to have an old injury as he has an ugly scar across the back of his fetlock on that leg. It wasn't any colder than normal today but could it be arthritis? I intend to put him on a joint supplement in hopes that it will help...