Blue is a
Although kept in exactly the same circumstances, Blue’s issues were quite different
Blue is a very genuine and athletic horse, so in order to address the tightness and canter issues, Nicky fed Alleviate C and GrazeEzy in combination for about six weeks. During this time, the tightness subsided and Blue became softer and more relaxed in her training. The cross-cantering stopped and the ongoing training started to develop Blue as it should.
Before adding the GrazeEzy and Alleviate C to the bucket’ Blue was shod in front. But due to the improvements, Nicky felt confident enough to remove the shoes and return Blue to barefoot. Since then, Nicky has been able to maintain Blue without shoes.
With a young, green horse like Blue, most people would have put the problem down to weakness and insufficient training. However, in our experience, pushing horses through these issues only works in the short term. Eventually, the
Comparing Blue and Trio’s case studies
In principle’ the solution for all horses is basically the same: use of grass-free options, plenty of good hay, appropriate access to appropriate pasture, a simple bucket to provide the essential nutrition needed, and plenty of correct movement.
By adopting these principles and working out the best balance for the individual horse, we find that horses will be at their best, that is calm, healthy and athletic animals that live long and injury-free lives.