Arthritis is NOT a pasture-sound only sentence. You can't reverse what damage has been done, but you can do your best to prevent further damage with the help of injections, supplements etc. For most horses anyways, some doing everything may not help.
With my girlI, a life threatening injury/infection was nearly the end of her. We pushed through that, got her healthy, and ended up with arthritis in the end. I'll take it!
She is actually in barrel training. So far, she has held up with NO limitations. I will get yearly XRays done to see how she is doing. And I have chiropractic work and good farrier work done on her too. Make sure feet are in tip-top shape.
Arthritis is quite manageable these days. Just remember, one thing may not work foh hm, but using two or three things in conjunction with one another...may be key. So try multiple things until you get the right combination. Posted via Mobile Device