Update on stifle problem and question about previcox
[B]Update post 11-Previcox trial.
I have a vet apt in 10 days but until then, Im doing lots of research and am have pretty much convinced myself of the worst.
My horse was bought sight unseen by her previous owner from a fancy show barn. Someone she trusted said the horse was a steal and would be a fancy addition to her lesson program. She bought her, brought her home, and discovered she was really stifle lame.
Long story but I aquired her, knowing all this. With work, she got better. She was always a little "hitchy" and if she has more than a two days off, you notice the hitch more. But she has been sound enough for my purposes, 2'3-2'6 now mostly dressage, trails, being my best friend.
I recently moved her to a new barn. She is getting more total hours of turnout but there are very steep hills. I HATE watching her walking down the hills because its so obviously hitchy. She's not very willing to track up at the walk, unwilling to leg yield, doing some hopping at the trot, and is having a hard time rocking back at the canter. She seems to loosen up during our ride but still is hitchy at the end at the walk. She's also pretty irritable. I have never seen the stifle "lock" up on her.