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post #21 of 27 Old 10-01-2013, 10:18 AM
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I have the knee brace for my knee. I swear by the product and it does work. I had a full ACL and MCL replacement in March of this year. I had problems riding for even an hour before I had to get dragged off my saddle by someone. I got the back on track knee brace because my horses Massage Therapist sells them and suggested I get it. I went on a trail ride a couple weeks ago and ended up riding for 4 hours and my knee was only a tad sore. So, I say if they worked for me, then they will work for the horses . I mainly wear it during the day since that's when I'm walking around and doing activity and that's when my knee bothers me the most. I take it off when I sleep though.
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post #22 of 27 Old 10-01-2013, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val View Post
BTW, vet suggested to wait on pentosan shots to see if legends together with supplements and BOT will be enough for the moment. If lameness will stay -> we'll try those too.
My horse has arthritis in one hock and with the help of joint injections and Previcox he is very happy and in full PSG-level work. So don't worry, there is hope!
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post #23 of 27 Old 10-05-2013, 02:38 AM
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We use the quick-wraps on the race horses and I have the western saddle pad and exercise boots for my horse. They really do help a lot.
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post #24 of 27 Old 10-17-2013, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you again, folks!

Just to give an update...

She went through the set of IV injections (we didn't do adequin (spell?) or hock injection). Now on supplements I got from my vet (very similar to Smartpack joint), and I put BOTs on every night (will stop for a week next week). Vet said he'd wait on IM injections or hock injections unless it gets worse. I do keep Previcox too in stock (just in case), but I didn't give her any as of yet.

I started riding her again (in fact after the 1st shot per vet's advise). Knock on wood so far. I don't ride whole lot, but we do both - trot and canter, and she doesn't seem to have much problems with picking leads and all, and is not resistant to what I ask for.
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post #25 of 27 Old 10-17-2013, 06:02 PM
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Awesome! The longer she's on the supplements you will notice more of a difference. For good!

Glad to hear she is doing well...
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post #26 of 27 Old 10-18-2013, 11:28 PM
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I love Back On Track products. They use ceramic infused fibers in their products that reflect the horse's body heat, which reduces inflammtion.

My horse currently has the Royal Quick Wraps, a full set of No-Bows and the Royal Rug. I really believe they work. They Wraps and No-Bows keep his legs nice and tight without inflammtion and the blanket is wonderful. After taking the blanket off and then riding, his muscles/back are all warmed up and ready to work.

I highly recommend these products.

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post #27 of 27 Old 10-18-2013, 11:55 PM
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My 25yo QH has bad arthritis in one hock. I use the magnetic hock boots every time I ride- I put them on as soon as I bring him in to groom and such. I'd always heard you weren't supposed to leave them on more than a few hours and not overnight, but I guess if people do it then it can't be that bad? I've left them on like 4 hours before and his hocks were warm when I took them off.

I also give Pentosan injections myself which are a great help! The oral supplement that I have personally found to work the best for me is Flex Force. It has HA, glucosamine, and MSM all in it.

Arthritis is definitely not a "death sentence," it just requires a little more care and management but it can be dealt with. At least you know for sure now and not later, whereas I found out many many years into it where it had gotten to a point of bad bone spavin where there was no option to get into the joint for hock injections. -.-
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