Has anyone used SmartMSM? It sounds good and I thought it might help my gelding. I was told he was kicked by another horse when he was a baby and the injury calcified (he has this hard plate of bone on his left hip). I've had him for four years and he's never had a problem with that leg until two days ago. It didn't show up on the lunge at all, and he only started favoring it when we did trot poles. It wasn't like a sharp pain, it was more like an annoying ache. I was thinking that that old injury might be bothering him now because he's had a lot of time off and isn't as fit as he usually is. It was a very light workout (I stretched his legs and warmed him up slowly on a loose rein beforehand), but I'm wondering if the ouchy-ness had anything to do with the injury at all. He did spook at the beginning of the lesson and bolted halfway across the arena. Could he have twisted his leg or something when that happened? When I got off and walked him, he didn't favor the leg at all.
I also worry that as he ages, that injury might start to bother him more. I try to keep him as fit as possible because of that. I'm going to have the vet look at it next time, but I was hoping for some input from here. Sorry for the novel. Lol