10-13-2010, 02:05 PM
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The horse needs turnout. That's the best, and most natural solution. By stalling them you are not only making them stock up from lack of movement, but the boredom may cause ulcers or develop bad habits like stall weaving or cribbing. Even a few hours a day of turnout is very beneficial.
Otherwise, she should be cold hosing the horse for 15-30minutes after every ride and trying to get the horse on a walker for a bit every day. Wrapping will also be beneficial, but you can't just not wrap the horse one day. If she wants it wrapped she must wrap it every day. When she wants to not wrap it, she will have to "wean" the legs off of wrapping. Another solution is to over bed the stall and add rubber mats in an effort to reduce the stress on the legs. When I have to stall rest any of my horses they have extra bedding and rubber mats. If possible I handwalk a few hours a day and turnout in the indoor arena.