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    09-28-2009, 05:19 PM
stocking up ...

My mare has been stocking up a lot lately... after I rider her she is back to normal but I can't get out and rider her everyday. She gets ridden M, W, F and either Sat or Sunday and the other days she gets out for about and hour or 2 ... any ideas of something I can try? Should I wrap her legs? (oh and BTW it is just her hind legs ...

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    09-28-2009, 05:26 PM
What kind of turn out does she have? Being turned out will reduce stocking up.
    09-28-2009, 05:38 PM
Yeah I am limited on turn out ... like I said above she gets out on the off days that I don't ride her for about an hour or 2 and then sometime my hubby can get up and turn her out on the days that I ride her. I can't turn her out longer, beleive me I would if I could ...
    09-28-2009, 06:00 PM
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Since you can't have her turned out all the time, would it be possible to have someone hand graze her for you? Just for 15 minutes a day on the days you can't come out would be very beneficial to her. If not, then I would recommend wrapping her
    09-28-2009, 06:29 PM
My hubby hand walks her for 10-15 min. After he turns her out on T, TH and most M, W, F's ... but she still gets stocked up :(

I will try wrapping, thanks!
    09-28-2009, 09:31 PM
Try just an alcohol wrap first. If that doesnt work you might want to use ceramic wraps. I use those on my STB pacing mare behind because she stocks up, but has no real leg problems behind. They circulate the bodys heat back in and it keeps them nice and tight
    09-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Bandaging will help. Is it chronic or just a recent thing? If it just started happening, it could be a little virus of some type. It's common for horses to stock up a little behind when they are a little under the weather.
    09-29-2009, 12:41 PM
She: well she normally stocks up when in a stall... I just moved her to a new barn about a month ago and the turn out isn't as good or available as it was at the other barn BUT the new barn cleans her stall (the other barn would just put new shavings over the old dirty ones- I asked them 3 times not to do that but they kept doing it) when they are supposed to and feeds her what they said they would (the other place fed her WAY to much or WAY to little) so the trade off is worth it and she is SO happy at the new barn but I feel bad for her back legs :(

Alam: what is an alcohol wrap? I have never heard of that ... I have done poultice on her before when she was stalking up at the old place and that helped but I wanted to see what other ideas people had :)
    09-29-2009, 12:42 PM
Oh and to add: she has been x-rayed and her legs are clean, nothing from the track so it isn't an injury. And it always goes down after I ride ...
    09-29-2009, 01:09 PM
Here is a pic from this am, also her right hind isn't toed out like it looks in the pic- she was standing sassily
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