Most of us are familiar with the term ‘stocking up’, where fluid builds inside the horse’s leg after a night of (almost) not moving.
But what if only one of your horse’s legs is thicker than the other. It isn’t very swollen or warmer than the rest of his body. Besides, it goes away once your horse starts moving.
That sounds like stocking up, but that happens most of the time in two legs.
So what can it be?
A member of Morgan Lashley’s online training asked us that question and Morgan gave her the following tips.
With stocking up, there’s an accumulation of fluids because of an imbalance in the lymphatic system or the blood circulation.
This happens usually with horses that move less than normal, like standing in his box at night.
For example, if your horse is turned out all day and locked in his box at night, the imbalance can be bigger and your horse could be stocking up.
Despite that your horse might be in a very big box.