LOCATION: Avondale, QLD
"The RHVE helped her with the shock of the injury and kept her eating up well"
Flo is a 3yo (rising 4yo) Paint filly. She won Hi Point 2yo performance and halter at our local western show club in 2012. In November of that year she kicked over the top of a plain wire fence and landed on it. This was in the middle of the night and she struggled and lacerated her near side, inside of her hock, very badly. Hoodlam alerted me that there was a problem by whinnying as close as he could get to my window. I found her in the neighbours paddock as she could not get her leg back over so she went backwards into the neighbours. It was quite horrific. The vet did not want to stitch it so I had to deal with it in all its glory. It was 5 months before it was healed enough to start her back in work. I started her on RHVE straight away, 2 scoops daily until May when she went on to 1 scoop. In the beginning the RHVE helped her with the shock of the injury and kept her eating up well and in the course of the healing, the anti-oxidant and other properties of RHVE must have speeded the process. She had to go through months reducing the proud flesh that developed to cover the wound. Although the wound looked terrible, Flo did not lose condition or look any worse for it. She always looked healthy and shining.
In May she went to her first show since the injury and spite of the rather fresh looking scar, she did very well, placing in the all breeds and winning the Paint class. She is also back under saddle and has won 2 Western Horsemanship classes, the last one being in July.
I think the scar will improve a lot more yet too.
Hoodlam is a thoroughbred gelding, a retired dressage competition horse. He was 26 and a half when I first started putting Rose-Hip Vital Equine in his diet. He was suffering from a foot abscess which occurred during very wet weather. He had suffered with them before. His feet are very flat and during his later life the pedal bones have dropped and rotated making him very prone to laminitis. He has been on RHVE for 18 months. I started him on 2 scoops for about 6 months and reduced to 1 ½ up until the end of last summer and the likelihood of wet weather, when I reduced it to 1 scoop. In this time he hasn’t had any laminitis and has only been sore if his shoes have come off but has always recovered after they have been replaced.
He also did not get a foot abcess in the 2013 Bundaberg floods, standing in wet paddocks for a week, plastered in Zinc and Castor oil cream! He did however, (as did the other horses) suffer from Mud Fever in the ensuing weeks. He was ridden gently at Christmas time 2012, and he was spritely too. I do not ask him too often as he is really animated and tires himself too much. Every year I have with him is a bonus and I am convinced Rose-Hip Vital has been the reason he has done so well in the past year. He is now the best friend of a weanling filly and is very valuable to me in that role. Long live Hoodlam and thank you RHVE!