This is LuLu. She is a
So in the past, the most significant thing that was seen to hold LuLu back was the problem of acute laminitis which – following traditional management protocols – became chronic,
Like many of us have done, Louise tried shoeing her horse. But, having studied the barefoot approach and observed working barefoot horses herself during a visit to California, she removed LuLu’s shoes and has maintained her that way since. Unfortunately, though, her hard-working and skilled trimmer could see no real improvement. LuLu was stressed, shut-down and very sore throughout her body as well as being sore in all feet.
Over the years, there were times when she was rideable and competed in Western Trail, but this was interspersed with difficult behaviour patterns and the problem of persistent low-grade laminitis.
Louise is a
Louise worried about her decision – and that it was a big risk for the horse she loved. LuLu had been kept in
On the track, LuLu refused to be rugged – so she was out in all weathers and had to fit in with my two horses. Joining us in September meant that she faced all this over Winter, where wet deep- going
When she came to the track, things changed sustainably. The sum of an appropriate diet, movement and
If your horse is not making the progress that he should, it is important to revisit the whole diet and management. In LuLu’s case,
LuLu is a very sensitive horse. Many horses can recover with the level of care that LuLu