I got an email today that the Pentosan was 30% off, so I put in an order. I bought Pentosan Gold last time, normal Pentsan this time. It was like $150 cheaper in the end, so... We know he's lame to some degree from the stifle joint. He's flexed 2-3/5 every time and joint block showed 80% improvement. It's all a bit of a viscous circle though; he hurts, so he doesn't use the leg, so it stays weak and it hurts. I've heard too many horror stories of horses being barely off, and it ends up being a torn suspensory or meniscus. I needed to be more assertive with my vet earlier on and demanded an ultrasound like I wanted originally. I do try to head outside when possible. It's been unseasonably warm, so I've been heading out into the field in the evenings when it's not too windy and it's bright enough. Occasionally on the weekends I'll go across the road to the canola field. The field in the back has a nice hill we do a lap or two around. The snow is starting to get pretty deep though. Last time we went out he was rooting and throwing his head around halfway around where we can usually walk on a long rein. Think the snow was too deep and hard to walk through. Turn around and finished the ride by hacking around the yard along the tractor paths. As long as it's not icy, that seems like a decent place to hack, and there are small hills there too. Part of what my trainer teaches in inhand work is to have the horse 'give the mouth', it seems similar to the jaw releases in that video, just with a bit. I've done some massage on him, and will take a curry and give his butt a good rubdown with the curry. I've actually got a massage manual thing that goes over all that stuff. He's not on the hill at the moment. All the horses were pull off the pasture for winter. He was in a paddock before winter though, which probably didn't help him. Last barn he was on pasture with hills and forest. He got put into the paddock herd when he moved. I was mostly concerned how he was going to hold his weight, but that's not been a problem. Stifles and the effects of standing at the bale wasn't even on my radar at the time. They did say if I wanted him moved to the hill pasture I could, so I'll do that come spring when they go back out. I have a little bit of BoT stuff; polos, hock wraps, and standing wraps. The polos wrap funny on his legs. I don't actually know if his hock wraps do anything, especially for the amount of time I'm able to have them on. I'll throw a standing wrap over his SIs with a quarter sheet on top while I groom, but I don't really know if that does much either. Wohoo! Another point for Canada. First Voltarin, now Robaxin. I'll wait until after the vet next week to try that. I've taken him off the pevicox and probably shouldn't put him on anything else before he's seen. I didn't get your walk/trot to the camera videos today. There was a lesson in the arena. Tomorrow or Saturday.