Thank you Jack for your answer. It is high ringtone and he has had it since before I owned him. I got him when he was 9 and he is 17 yrs old now. In the last couple of years it seems to have doubled in size and bothers him more. I do work with the farrier to keep a short rounded toe for easier break over. I will try adding the supplements to his diet. Thank you so much.
It really depends on which type of ringbone it is, the first thing to do is to ask your vet, horses can become very lame, and it’s not always easy to resolve.
You can adjust his trimming and shoeing to minimize the stresses placed on the joints. Your veterinarian and farrier need to work together to address your horse’s case both medically and mechanically.
Many horses with ringbone benefit from feed supplements formulated to support joint health. Common ingredients include glucosamine0, chondroitin0 sulfate, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), avocado soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) and hyaluronan0
Hope it helps, good luck to you and your horse x