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My horse is super stiff in the hind legs sometimes and it’s mainly her stifle that seems to be the problem. Whenever I pick up her back feet she lifts them super fast like it hurts. Do you have any advice?

My horse is super stiff in the hind legs sometimes and it’s mainly her stifle that seems to be the problem. Whenever I pick up her back feet she lifts them super fast like it hurts. Do you have any advice?
My mare was medicated in the joints - worked miracles - but is not always the best solution depending on the scenario
Does he get stifle lock? If he does then keep him in a large paddock and preferably keep living out and do lots of hill and pole work to strengthen his back. Get a chiropractor or physio out first to find out what the cause is
Hi Quin,
Have you tried to call a physio or an osteopath? Before any injection ou surgery, that would be the first thing I would do, in addition to the opinion of my vet.

Injections only reduce the pain, it doesn't solve the problem, so you have to do it again and again, more and more often so that's not really the perfect solution for me
I am trying a new supplement and seeing how that works and if it helps any. Has anyone tried injections? My vet said surgery would be the thing that could fix it but I don’t want to rush into that first because I’m scared that if they mess up he could end up lame forever!!