Hello everyone !
I am hoping to get some advice from more experienced horse people. My horse sadly suffers from arthritis, but he (Beau) has been treated with medicin(recovery, glucosamine, fluidflex,ect) to aid in the relieve and he also receives bute occasionally. I was able to ride him well that past 6 months, with long warm ups and cool downs along with a few walking breaks and he seems to really enjoy it, we just train 1-2 level dressage, so nothing demanding on his joints.
Lately he has been getting stiffer and seems to be in more pain. I have cut down his riding time alot and when I do ride him just walk him so he stays in shape/supple. He has also been getting a flaky skin condition(looks like dandruff, but its not) around his stifle and hock area. His coat has also lost its healthy gleam and there are strange bumps and lumps on his coat occasional.
I have washed him with medicated shampoo, but that has not done much.
Any advice for anything mentioned above would be great, and if anyone knows what arthritis can turn into please let me know!
I have taken the best care possible for this horse since we have owned him now 13 years, he turned 16 in April, but sadly developed arthritis when he was 10.
Thank you for anyone who answers!