I have noticed over the past few weeks that my 12 year old gelding's back left leg keeps locking. He used to to it with the farrier and I thought he was being cheeky (so did the farrier) but it has become more apparent every day. He only does it if he has been stabled for a while or has been standing still. He is in a lot at the moment because of the weather and rules at the stables.
I have had casual advise from friends that 'the best thing to do id to keep him moving' (he is fine when he is working, flat and over fences). I decided to look it up today to find out what exactly is wrong with him. I found this article:
Sticky or Locking Stifle - Cause and treatment
It states that it is most often seen in young horses, my horse is 12 ?
Any advice? Or anyone have any experience with this.
And before you say 'call a vet' all the vet can do is confirm what it is, I know whats wrong with him.