Walterbb has wonky legs. There are a few pics in his picture thread, and it is noticeable 365 Days of Walter. He is over at the knee, and after some running around, lunging or riding his gets slightly wobbly- his knees wiggle back and forth.
My barn manager suggested giving him glucosomine in his diet- would this affect anything? I think it's more his tendons than his bones. Would there be anything to adjust within his diet to assit with his legs?
He is in light work, about 2-3 short rides a week, mostly walk/jog. We(I) haven't moved up to a lope yet. He wears splint boots on the front when we ride. 2-3 days a week I also let him have a play in the arena, and he usually runs around being a fool. He is stalled at night, and in a pen by himself in the day. He does have other youngsters in pens adjoined to his though, and they play through the fenceline.
He gets hay in the morning, and hay plus Equine Power 2000, 12% Complete Feed, and VTM 20 (from masterfeeds). I don't have the actual amounts, as I haven't moved him to the complete servings, because I don't want to put additional strain on him.
I would say he is roughly 1050lbs? And 15hh. He is not on stall rest because I don't want him losing condition and gaining weight, which would make it worse on his legs, would it not?
Thanks for any suggestions!