Hi all! My 5 year old mare injured her stifle last spring at the trainer’s. At the time I noticed it she wasn’t “lame” or “sore” on it, but I could tell she just wasn’t wanting to bring that left leg under herself as much at the jog; it appeared as though her stride on that side was slightly shortened. So we took her a chiro/vet; was told ice/rest/easy rehab & she should get better. We brought her back into work after some time and she was better, we had a great show season and she seemed no worse for the wear. However, I still feel like she’s just the slightest bit short on that left side. It’s not noticeable to the average person, but I swear I see it when I look for it. The vet saw her in November and when I lunged for her she didn’t see anything concerning (but I will say the short step isn’t noticeable when she’s trotting like a normal horse, it’s usually only under saddle when she’s doing the WP jog). She flexes negative on both, and she doesn’t consistently favor one foot when she’s resting. At the lope, her right lead is better than her left lead but it’s not by a considerable/abnormal amount. I often feel around and flex both her hind legs up/forward/back to see if there is any signs of discomfort, and there never has been since last spring. She is a sweetheart under saddle; no behaviors that make me think she would be in pain (however, I know sometimes good horses just tough it out for their humans)... My husband thinks I’m being a horse-hypochondriac so I figured I’d make a post here before I insisted on throwing more money at equine specialists Does anyone have some good exercises for us that can help strengthen stifles? My vet recommended trot poles and long trotting. I figure there are some of you out there who have more experience with stifle injuries than I do and might know something I don’t, so I’m curious to hear what you all have done! Also, is there any nutraceuticals or supplements that you have heard of that might help? I have been giving her Corti-Flex, but have been reading conflicting things about the efficacy of supplements in general. (I know these aren’t going to be the end-all-cure-all but there is some research suggesting they could help)... Thanks!