Stifle stretches

I know I’ve mentioned Sugar’s stifle issues before.  She’s really not too bad; her gait’s a little off, she drags her back right toe a little when she trots, and she clicks as she walks.  It’s not like she has problems with her stifle locking out her leg and it having to be popped back in or anything. I’ve had her on a joint supplement and I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if it’s doing the trick.  I was pleasantly surprised when thehorse.com sent out and email titled:

Lameness: Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses‏

That’s something right up my alley!  The article by Christy M. West, has step by step directions on how to stretch and strengthen the stifle.

We just started, so I’m not 100% sure how it will turn out, but I’ll keep you posted!

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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