Take care of your horse after a hard jumping workout?
Because I know it strains their legs I use boots on my horse when jumping and once I get off I hose them down all over and put cooling wraps on their legs for in the stable to make sure their legs are well looked after.
My liniment consists of: 1/2 bigeoil liquid, 1/4 witch hazel, 1/4 winter green alcohol and a top off of water. I also got some generic icy hot (at the dollar store lol) its a blue gel that I use on occasion.
I use liminent rub before and after workouts. I don't use boots unless the horse interfers, or needs extra support, then I use smbs.
I always use my exersize boots, and I also make sure I cool him down properly, these both would help. I love boots because they absorb some of the "Shock" that happens. I actually read a really good artical on "Why To Use Boots"
I do as much as I can for my guys joints and ligaments.
Not only does he get IM injections once a month, but he also gets MSM, Yukka *sp* and Hylaronic Acid as oral suppliments twice a day in his A.M and P.M feedings.
He is well conditioned. We ride 5 days a week doing alot of flat work and hacking.
We jump once a week in our lesson. When we do jump, I put my SMB boots on his fronts. These boots are fabulous for shock absorption since they have 3 layers of neoprene, which has been proven to do its' job.
After we jump, I rub his knees, canon bone and ankles down with Vetroline Liniment and then I'll put standing wraps on and put him in his stall for the night.