Hi all, looking for ideas for helping to keep my 22 year old OTTB mare healthy.
History: in October of 2021, she had a bad case of lymphangitis. 8 days at the vet clinic. She is sound but her left hind is still big. I moved her to full 24 hour pasture after a few flare ups from being in a stall for 24 hours+ due to bad weather.
She is currently hacked 5 times a week and lives outside with another horse, sometimes 2-3 other horses. I’m in Colorado so with snow, I can’t always get out to check on her, nor can the two ladies who ride her for me. With the most recent storm, she got pretty stocked up in her right hind and was almost three legged lame until she was hand-walked for a half hour to an hour a day for a few days.
Any ideas for a supplement to help? I assume when it is cold and snowing, she isn’t moving around enough. I’m going to try to make sure someone at the farm can hand walk her when my riders/I can’t make it out. And I don’t love the idea of wrapping while she is out. But something preventative would be great. She’s isn’t on anything except hay and some senior feed. Thank you!