Originally Posted by Retired Racer
I have a 13yr old OTTB for ten yrs. Blew her knee at 3 yrs old. Been a broodmare since. I am now using her as a fun horse just to ride through town and enjoy. However, 15 minutes into our ride she begins to favor her front left knee and her back right pastern seems to be a little swollen at times. She loves to get out for a ride and doesnt seem to mind. Any suggestions to make her comfortable before during or after our ride?
Favor = lame.
Lame may be slight all the way up to hopping along on 3 legs (various degrees of the issue). Sort of like the human pain scale.. 1 is no pain and 10 is pain that is intolerable.
Your description was all I worked off of as bolded above.
Perhaps starting over and discussing what you know is wrong with her knee and on a scale of 1-10 how much discomfort etc.
No one here can prescribe something or suggest something when it involves a joint as complex as the carpus.
I was not intending to be rude. Remember.. the horse is the first focus of interest and care. You may be quite knowledgeable or very unknowledgeable. No one can know that.
All there is to work with is 5 sentences that are pretty vague?