Forever Living For A Thoroughbred

Forever Living For A Thoroughbred

I have an 11 year old roan thoroughbred gelding called Beau who unfortunately is blind in one eye. Apart from the blindness he is a very healthy active boy who enjoys life in the field with his friends as well as doing flatwork in preparation for competing in some dressage competitions.

I brought him in from the field one night and whilst grooming him noticed a large swelling by his hock joint on the outside. He wasn’t lame on it and wasn’t causing him any discomfort, although I was concerned. After asking the advice of experienced others on the yard (2 of them from the veterinary field) it was quite unanimous that he had a thoroughpin. The general advice was not to do anything unless it gets larger or he becomes lame on it, otherwise there was nothing that could be done, it was just one of those things. As I always use aloe vera products, I decided to topically massage in Vet Spray followed by Heat Lotion alternating with MSM gel morning and night. I also decided to give him the Forever Freedom to give the best chance of getting rid of the swelling. I persisted with this routine for about 4-5 weeks and was delighted when the swelling reduced and am now very pleased to say there is no sign of the thoroughpin.

Sam & Beau, Wirral.

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