Sigh, here we go - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 03-28-2010, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
Sigh, here we go

Okay, we've been back to frequent riding for about 3 weeks now. My horse is a low level eventer so we do a lot of cross training. Two days dressage, one day jumping, one day goofing off out in the woods, and currently days off after his dressage and jumping days until he's got more muscle on him. His weight is fantastic and he's using himself very well, but he's already starting to show signs of soreness in his back end. I'm not sure if it's in his hips or further down. He is a litte uneven in his hipbones, so I always go right to the hips in my head. It's mostly when I ask him to walk down a hill whether I'm mounted or not. He is very straight and slightly cow hocked back there, so I know he is prodisposed to future (and possibly present) problems back there. In years past, muscle building trail rides did the trick, but since it came up so quickly this year, I'm starting to think supplement. I'm not really into the hard core injections that vets offer, and I have no interest in chiro. (please be warned, if you ask me why, I'm stuck at work for 10 hours tonight and prone to very long winded replies) I'm am mostly looking for input on a good maintenance supplement to put him on. He's only 7, so I'm thinking his body just needs a little extra help in healing itself. I was leaning toward a vitamin E/MSM type thing, but am looking for input. I've heard that glucosamine only works so long before horse's bodies get used to it and it stops working. I'm not sure how much truth there is to that.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
-sigh- may have to sell.... justsambam08 Horse Talk 6 03-16-2010 06:28 PM
*sigh* DEPRESSING grayshell38 Horse Talk 2 12-17-2009 06:02 PM
*sigh* Sedative? goldilockz Horse Health 10 10-26-2009 09:29 PM
*sigh* what should I do? sempre_cantando Horse Talk 4 07-03-2008 12:40 PM
(sigh) i'm so sad D-izzle Horse Health 6 02-19-2007 10:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome