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Popping Joints On A Barrel Horse

I got a new barrel horse the other day (the pretty girl in my avatar). Whenever we purchased her we were aware she has a really old injury on her back leg. The hair has never grown back and it is still "swollen" looking, but it doesn't affect her anymore, and the vet gave her the okay to keep barrel racing. I guess I should note her age, she is twelve.

I noticed whenever she is walking around the pasture that the leg that has the old injury pops. It doesn't hurt her, and she moves it normally, and it doesn't do it under-saddle. Only when she is at a walk around the pasture. She has been out of work since last August, and I know that sometimes a horse out of work can cause a stifle to be really stiff.

I am wondering if I should worry. Like I said, it does't affect her and the vet gave her the okay to keep running, but it bothers me because I'm wondering if this could be an early sign of arthritis. I am going to start her on a joint supplement and really watch to make sure that there are no problems. Am I overreacting?

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I have had barrel horses my whole life and when I was competing hard my horses 'popped' too. On and off their backs. If the vet gave you ok to run her and she doesn't favor it or her stride isn't short on that side I wouldn't worry too much. Do keep an eye on it to ensure something doesn't develop tho. MSM was always a must with my horses. Year round just to give their joints that exra support. Arthritis I think would be swollen AND it would be tender, but if its not I'd just keep an eye on it.
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I have had barrel horses my whole life and when I was competing hard my horses 'popped' too. On and off their backs. If the vet gave you ok to run her and she doesn't favor it or her stride isn't short on that side I wouldn't worry too much. Do keep an eye on it to ensure something doesn't develop tho. MSM was always a must with my horses. Year round just to give their joints that exra support. Arthritis I think would be swollen AND it would be tender, but if its not I'd just keep an eye on it.
Thank you! :) This makes me feel a lot better.

I'm check out MSM. I was going to put her on HylaSport, but it's super expensive so MSM may be the one I decided to do.

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