Originally Posted by verona1016
I feed MSM as a preventative for my horse. I buy 4 lbs at a time from SmartPak- it lasts half a year and comes out to $0.13/day
Does your mare already show any signs of stiffness? Or are you looking for a preventative? Is she in heavy or light work?
We had the vet out when I first bought her to do a pre buy exam (4 years ago) and I was told later in life she would most likely have arthritis in her hips, I can tell that there are a few signs already showing. But I ride her on the trails and do lots of hill work which actually really helps it and has been keeping everything under control, so I'm just looking for preventative right now. And she is in heavy work as of right now (3x a week riding on the trails and 1-2x a week in the arena) but as winter hits she will only be getting ridden 1x a week, maybe 2x at the most.
Can you buy MSM from your local feed stores? What does it do exactly?