Locking Stifle Syndrome in the Gaited Horse Video

A common physical affliction among gaited horses is upward fixation of the patella, otherwise known as locking stifles.The symptoms of this may be so subtle as to cause the horse owner many nights of restless, worried wondering, or so obvious that it seems an otherwise healthy horse has become functionally useless. The good news is that oftentimes these animals – even those with very pronounced symptoms – can be brought back to soundness using basic riding and conditioning techniques. In this video Brenda Imus showcases a horse with locking stifle syndrome and demonstrates riding techniques that help with locking stifle. (Locking Stifle specifically addressed at 4:10.)