Slick moved stiffly in his shoulders and walked more on his heels than landing normally and comfortably. He has never been able to drink normal amount of water either, 5-7 gallons/day rather than the normal 10-15 gallons/day.
Within a week, Slick was 75-80% improved. This was without shoeing or any other meds. After that, he continues to improve. He is drinking 10-12 gallons water a day and has a much better attitude. He now chases other gelding around and moves out at a trot and lope more often than before. He can also lift his hind legs with much more ease for trimming than before.