I recently purchased my first horse which I am wanting just for pleasure riding, nice trail walks and the occasional trot. I was told he has stifle in his leg and therefore will only be good for this, which I am fine with.
My question is this: Is it actually stifle? From videos I have seen and info I have read on the subject, most horses with stifle lock up their joint. My horse does not lock his joint, he just seems to walk with his back leg hoof facing inward and when he trots he drags his hoofs a little on the ground.
Is their different types of stifle problems? Does this mean his is not as severe as a locking stifle?
What do you recommend as a good excercise program for him.
I am a newbie and trying to find out as much as I can. Thanks