"Will has gone from strength to strength"
I’m just writing to inform you of the progress both Will and I have achieved since starting on Rose-Hip Vital in July. Until injury struck last year, Will and I had been within grasp of commencing both of our first 2* horse trials. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and instead we were faced with a year of intense rehab work and eventually, a devastating conclusion that surgery was most likely Will’s only chance of eventing again. I have had Will since he was a 2yo and trained him all the way from his humble beginnings as an unbroken gangly, big eared dork up to wins and placing at 1* level. The sense of pride this gives me is only enhanced by the fact that those 1* starts were my first too. William and I had big dreams left to explore and the only one more apposed to the suggestion of retirement was my big-eared mate with his heart of gold. Neither of us were ready to give up and believe me when I say we tried EVERYTHING to ensure that we wouldn’t have to! By this point Will had wracked up a vet bill that would make most people rock inconsolably in a corner and was on maintenance doses of both Pentosan and 4Cyte. Although I had researched Rose-Hip Vital, I understandably wasn’t quite in the position to make another financial commitment to trial yet another product and had delayed a trial.
Fast forward 3 months:
Will has gone from strength to strength and with proper and careful management, has been given the go ahead to continue all work including galloping and jumping! To date, he has had two runs back for a 6th and a 2nd placing and will be out at Tooradin again this weekend before finishing up with Colac HT in a fortnight. The joy, relief and hope this gives me is indescribable although I think the look on my face when I’m out on board my biggest and best mate possibly goes someway in doing so. As for Will, in his first countdown in the start box he started bouncing in excitement from 5,4,3,2,1-GO and I’m pretty sure his smile was almost as big as mine!