Stocking up?? Locked stifle?
Hello, I have two mares that both stock up in their back legs a bit. MY newest mare is 17 and was rescued out of the kill pen last february. She stocks up a bit more in her back legs than my 11 year old who I have had for 5 years. Both girls are atleast 100 lbs over weight and are not being ridden or exercised right now due to it being very cold. Do I need to be concerned with stocking up? Or is this possibly from them being so overweight and not ridden much? Both are very healthy otherwise, and not lame. I do plan on working them alot on the ground once it warms up and start riding again. Also my newest mare who was rescued out of kill pen,I've only owned her a few months, has a stifle that locks up for a few minutes after I clean her hoof out, or after she is trimmed by the farrier. She holds it up in a locked position for a few minutes after it is worked on, but then she has no trouble dropping it again within a few minutes. She is not lame either, and it does not seem to bother her.