"15 months post injury, we did our first dressage weekend. He is driven three to four days a week on hard road surfaces and so far has stayed completely sound"
I just wanted to let you know about a couple of my horses that have been on Rose-Hip Vital for a little while now.
Monty my 9 yr old welsh cob sec D, is a driving horse, driven three to four times a week. Had an horrific accident whilst tied to the horse float around 15 months ago, He somehow managed to wedge his foot between the wheel and the wheel arch, resulting in catastrophic injury to the heel of his near hind. Eight days in intensive care with 60 stitches and a cast he came home. Three weeks later he is still on three legs, back into surgery for more x-rays and I was told that the force he used to pull his foot free had also resulted in significant joint damage to the fetlock joint and he would never be sound and to euthanize him immediately. This was organised for the following morning, except I just couldn't do it to him, he was such a fighter.
As soon as he was off his antibiotics he went straight on to Rose-Hip Vital and paddock rest, 8 months later and sound he was back into light work. Now 15 months post injury, we did our first dressage weekend. He is driven three to four days a week on hard road surfaces and so far has stayed completely sound. needless to say he will stay on Rose-Hip Vital for the foreseeable future.
Six months after this incident, my other driving horse is a 15.1 hackney gelding, 21 yrs old and has been in harness since he was three. He came up lame after a sunday drive out, swollen fetlock joints on both hinds, one worse than the other. A scan came back with worn tendon sheath on both legs, due to wear and tear and his years as a harness horse. This sort of made sense and so I retired him immediately, although he also went straight onto Rose-Hip Vital, and still is. 12 months later the swelling has completely gone and he is sound, although still retired he shows absolutely no sign of lameness or discomfort.