Comparing Joint Supplements for Horses

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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  1. Dina says:

    My young mare was just diagnosed with arthritis in her back hocks I need as much help as possible on what and how to help her. The vet is going to do injections sigh but what to find other solutions for her any supplements or any natural ways. I have ordered Chia seed to start giving her is there anything else you can recommend that has been proven to work she is only 6, beautiful breeding,disposition and a unique color to boot. I was going to start her in Working Cowhorse Ranch Pleasure, we do team penning and sorting right now and because of her Blue Valentine/ Hancock bloodlines she is one that always wants a job to do. Thank you so very much. Dina C.

  2. Cheryl Hodge says:

    Hi, can you help? I am devastated that my lovely 6 year old horse has been diagnosed with OA. They think it is due to his confirmation with slightly turned in hocks. He had starting training for dressage so I could compete and he loved learning but this has crept up on him/us. He has been medicated in his hocks along with Carprofen and he is looking much much better and able to hack out and work with controlled exercise, the usual drill but if I can help him more I would love too and try and delay the onset of this horrible disease. I am so confused with all the supplementsremedies, especially as he is so young and worry about side effects and other issues. What do you suggest for him, I have ordered Devils Claw but confused with other help! Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Casie says:

      Hi Cheryl,

      I’m sorry to hear about your horse. I would recommend looking into turmeric. Glucosamine and chondroitin are a couple other options. It’s definitely not the norm that he would be developing OA at such a young age and he may not be ‘cut out’ for intensive training/ showing. But you’re right in the fact that he likely needs a supplement to help combat this. Best of luck to you both!

  3. Rebekah says:

    Hi Casie,

    Ha, me again. Bekah.

    So my 17 H Gelding Paint came to me with a few existing issues, joints is one of them as I was told by the guy who sold me him. He’s actually my vary first trainer, he had this horse for 7 years, only the last year he notice this horse develop joint issues and didn’t ride him for a year. According to people you suppose to wait 1 full year before any medication would take effect on the horse. He used this horse for Mounted shooting, barrel racing, round penning, you name it this horse did it all. Participated in street halloween festivals, trail ride galore! He was on the famous “Cosequin” supplement. I don’t believe in chemically enhanced supplements or even chemically mass production of horse feeds or animals in general.

    I took him off the Cosequin and put him on Joint Health Formular from http://www.springtimeinc.com. It was on Ausgut 2015 I made the switch. I was told that any new supplements you change, would have to wait a year before fully taking effect on the horse’s joints. I ask the question to http://www.springtimeinc.com if that so, if I had to wait a year to ride him, and they replied, “No, not necessary”, that this supplement would work for him immediately. It is an all natural organic product with few ingredients and with the main ingredients needed for the joints.

    The following year during spring time, we had 3 weeks of down poor, I knew then I would not be able to ride him as one of the other issue he had was abscess, excessive abscess. Any day that it rain and I couldn’t ride him for weeks because of it However, here is the twist. After 3 weeks once the rain stopped, I notice not one abscess he contracted, just something minor but it was already heeling, he had no problems galloping. That is when I realized that his abscess had cured with the same joint health formula I was giving him. I didn’t change anything about his diet nor did I add anything to his diet, only the joint healthy formula that was suppose to only work for his joints. But not only did it work for his joints, it completely heeled his issue with abscess. I never had a problem ridding him after starting with the Joint Health formula. It does cost 130 for a 5 lb bucket, but lasts me about 3 months. Some people that had their horses at the same stable, had their horse out, and my Paint was doing maneuvers the’d never seen a horse do before, some sharp turn without loosing his position. We had to end up separating the 2 of them because he would catch up to the other horse and bit her and wouldn’t leave her alone.

    I testify that the joint health formula from http://www.springtimeinc.com I have my horse on, is by far The best supplement for joints and now abscess, out there, in my opinion.

    I wish I could give him regular vitamins, such as Chia seeds, flaxseeds stuff like this instead of a supplement. Right now he currently on Flaxseeds, Joint Health Formula, Garlic, Copra Cool-stance and DE. My mare is also on the same regime except for the joint health formulae which sometimes she ends up getting some because my horses always tend to switch buckets every now and again, and even that has not made any changes in him as for a joints goes or abscess.

    With this said, the guy who sold me him, think he won’t be able to compete anymore because of his joints or do the moves he can do with his body type, in fact this horse acts like a yearling. He has so much energy, he is playful with my mare, he’s a different horse, words cannot describe how he must be feeling, A completely new horse, I might add.Oh and I should add, he’s 13 years old.

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