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post #1 of 4 Old 01-12-2011, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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I just recently moved to Wyoming to attend the University. I moved my horse from Colorado to go there. So she is used to some pretty cold weather. However it is quite a bit colder up here. Now she is sore, it looks like her hips, and her hocks make a popping sound when she walks out. (like on the lunge line). I have not ridden her since I have arrived in Wyoming, and she wasn't sore before we came. I have been getting up there every other day and walking her around the arena, and the popping sounds dimish the more we walk.

Is there anything that I can give her to help the soreness and stiffness? And is there anything that I can do to help it?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-12-2011, 08:13 PM
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A joint supplement may help her some...I used one on a Quarter Horse cross gelding I had, who's hip got stiff after an accident one winter.

I would rule out anything more problematic though, first, before jumping to a supplement or pain regimine. Maybe have the Vet and a Chiro, or Massage therapist out to have a good look at her, and pinpoint the source of her stiffness.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-12-2011, 08:15 PM
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I am sure cold weather can effect existing joint issues like arthritis and such, but Colorado is already pretty cold so I'm not too quick to immediately think that's the culprit. How soon after the move did the soreness show up? How long has it been since she was moved? Is there any chance she could have injured herself or thrown something out in the trailer ride?

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-12-2011, 08:23 PM
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I don't know...the area in CO I'm at (Denver) has just recently started dipping down to the single digits, we've had quite warm weather til this last week, really. And already it's warmed up some, again...back in the 20s-30s.

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