My poor Saro has been having problems for the last few weeks with her stifle locking up. When she stands for any length of time and then walks forward the back leg will lock up anywhere from just a slight hitch and a pop, to the dragging of the leg and foot. I've done the research on the net about doing easy exercise, so that's what I have been doing. No more than 5-10 min. In the round pen. I lunge her loose so she can make a large circle and just walk-trot (slow gait). I also started her on some Anti inflamitory for about a week. I've been putting off having the vet come out, I know my bad I figured she would start to come out of it, she hasn't.
I finally called the vet today. He wants to come out to see her tomorrow. He's talking surgery
Has anyone else had any luck with just doing exercises to cure this? I'm afraid to jump at surgery if there is another way. Has anyone had a horse that had the surgery done? What was the outcome?
Just FYI she is a 3 year old Rocky Mountain horse that was started this spring under saddle.