The injury suffered by the animal may be caused by a myriad
of everyday events, such as kicking in enclosed areas or
simply the act of lying down.
For example, if you are transporting your animal in an
enclosed trailer and the horse kicks against the wall of the
trailer, the chance of capping a hock is high. If this is a
rather frequent situation, the animal may actually
experience a problem with swollen hocks more often than not.
Conversely, when the horse lies down and its leg is located
underneath the rump, the animal’s