Originally Posted by HarleyWood
That would help the outside but I don't think your horse is experiencing pain per say...
You ought to find something that you can work into his feed as an anti inflamatory like the pellet form.
If you would like to be natural about it which is what I try my best to do for my horses is use devils claw which you can pick up at a health food store. I recommend the powdered form of it and feed 1tbs 3x per day until you see improvement. This helps with inflamation and horses with a history of joint problems. It's also to my knowlege not illegal in the sport world.
I never feed more than 2tbs and I don't feed it longer than a week
I also would get glucosamine especially if you don't do the devils claw supplement because you may have a horse whose joints are just more sensitive.