When I started with this mare 4 years ago, I was never told that she had problems with her stifles
This was brought to my attention when I had the vet out to look at her because she was lame, and we couldn't tell if it was the front or the back.
Anyway, the vet came out. She had abscessed in a front foot as well as a front. The vet also said she had slight "something" in her stifles. I can't remember the word, but it's nothing very serious.
Anyway, I've decided that I'm never going to jump past 2'4" ever again. Jumping will only be 2-3 times a week, depending on what goes on on the other days (not like we're jumping courses. Just over 1 to 3 jumps for fun)
I'll just generally be more careful with her.
Does anyone know of anything that should/shouldn't be done with a horse that has a problem in their stifles?
I want to make sure that my riding her isn't going to wear her down any faster than it would be