If the hocks are clicking, you already have arthritis going on. Its no longer being used as a "preventative" measure...Its a comfort management.
My mare is only 6, a horrific injury caused her arthritis. But regardless, she would have been on supplements or something because she was going into hard training.
My other horses, including those in no/minimal work also get a supplement as a preventative. They are aging and its much healthier for them when your on top of arthritis. Once they get it, its a downward slide. Keeping the joints healthy, keeps the horse healthy.
I do not however go to injections until I need to. So I start with oral supplements and work my way upwards. ThenI'll add IM injections when needed. And eventually, my girl may need hock injections, but I don't want to go there yet.
Pentosan and Adequan are great products though.
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