Older horse problems
I have a 23 year old Arabian/Saddlebred mare who still has a lot of energy for her age. On good days she is firey and ready to go. Lately she's been having a lot of bad days. Her hooves are really sore and it looks like her joints are acting up now. She had a bad abcess in her front right hoof, and ever since hasnt been the same. I have her on a senior feed and I mix in Biotin and joint supplements (these have helped in the past, so hopefully they'll help again). I want to take her on a trail ride in August if she's better. What else can I do to bring her some relief? Would a topical spray/cream/ointment help? Poultice? Splint boots? Hoof boots are out of my budget. Stretching/massages?