Stiffness in winter?
I had a lesson yesterday, for the first time since December. My trainer said that she thought he looked stiff in the back right hind, but not uncomfortable.
In December, when it was still warm (not frozen ground) she said he did not look stiff/sore at all.
I have known about his right leg stiffness/soreness since the summer, he is 18 years old. Does it make sense that the stiffness in his right hock is from the cold? He is on daily previcox and seems to be doing well, is there something extra I could give him just in the winter to stop the stiffness?
He is on 24/7 rough board, and his pasture is 30 acres with 20 other horses, so he has plenty of room to run around. I also warm him up 5 minutes each direction at the walk before I trot/canter.
Is there anything else I can do to help him?