|GiGi & Paddy eating, Flurry rushing, Aero being jealous!|
|Three happy horses...|
|Four happy horses!|
She put a tiny screw onto each side of the hoof at the back...
He looked much better at walk in the arena, but was still quite stiff in trot. We'll probably get his back checked out just to be on the safe side, but when I turned him out afterwards he was in great form! Unfortunately, I missed all but one short clip, but this is getting more like normal "bouncy" Aero.
I'l have to accept that although he's the best of the three, he won't be up to "full" work for a while.
GiGi has been stuck in a slightly stiff, slightly sore place. Some days she seems good, then the next day she'll be quite stiff and shuffly again. She had one day of "chestnut mare" attitude, where she didn't want to go forward at all, then when Anne insisted, she exploded!
Anne: I was more worried about her today, there were no tantrums like yesterday when I took her for her daily stroll, but when I was leading her back to the yard, across the uneven ground, she stumbled quite badly in front. Then when I led her out for Anja to look at her she was very stiff, and stumbled again when I put her out. I will just have to wait and see how she is tomorrow, I could feel no tenderness along her spine, but then I'm no expert!
Aine the chiropracter will see her again before we go, and sooner if she gets any worse. Lorraine O'Brien is calling on Thursday to check her saddle fit, so for the time being I can do no more.
We started all three horses on a new kelp supplement this week. It's made from organic kelp grown off the West coast of Ireland, which is full of all sorts of good stuff - lots of minerals, plus Vitamins C, B2, B6, B12 and K. It's called Seahorse Atlantic and is made locally in West Cork. The manufacturer assures us we'll see a difference in their coats within 6 weeks, and ultimately we should see an improvement in the quality of hoof growth as well.