Sarah Tipping tells us the story about her horse Riley who she has said has more ailments than most horses on this planet and is a true survivor!
5 years ago Riley was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had a large aggressive fast growing tumour growing above his eyelid at the back of his eye. After seeking a 2nd opinion we found a surgeon who agreed to operate to try and remove the tumour. It took 3 operations and many doses of chemo and radiation but several months later he was cancer free and back competing. Sadly a few months later Riley fractured his front leg. It was a high fracture of the splint bone and quite a big fracture. The same surgeon who had treated him for his cancer again operated and put a plate and 4 screws into Rileys leg. After months of being boxed the plate was removed and 6 months later Riley came back into light work. After all his body had endured it was unlikely that he would be able to compete again.
Fast forward to 2014 and Riley seemed to be in good health so we decided to do some low level jumping and see how he went. All was going well until Riley started to develop eye ulcers that just wouldn't heal. He endured 3 further eye operations but they just kept recurring. After his last operation in July Sara Madden, a good friend of mine, suggested that I put Riley onto Rose-Hip Vital which we did straight away.
The good news is that not only has Riley stayed ulcer free since July, he looks better than ever and is back out competing in Eventing at prelim/pre novice and winning ribbons. His coat looks amazing and he is healthier and happier than he has been in a long time. The interesting thing is that we have done nothing different other than give him Rose-Hip Vital.
We have another horse Fairbanks Cappucino that is ridden by a professional rider Andrew Cooper. Following the results that we were seeing with Riley we have now put her onto Rose-Hip Vital as part of her preparation for The Australian International Horse Trials in Adelaide. Cappuccino is competing in the 2* Event. She too is looking fabulous and amazingly the mud fever that she had in one leg has now cleared up.
Obviously we are very happy with the results that we are getting with Rose-Hip Vital and will continue to promote the benefits to those around us.