Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
Stocking up can be caused by all kinds of things, many of which Mls covered above. Like she mentioned, it is very often due to standing in one spot too long, when they are stalled. The problem is, anything that causes fluid accumulation will show up in their legs simply because gravity pulls it down there.
Wrapping is a great way to deal with it BUT if you do not know how to wrap properly it can cause more harm than good. I'd do some hand walking and see if that helps. My guy stocks up really badly when the weather is bad and he hangs in his stall all day. If you don't know how to wrap, have a knowledgeable friend or the vet show you and then try standing bandages- they work wonders!