Experimenting with Vitamin B1: Part 3

I am happy to report that this week’s challenge was a resounding success! We had our first jumping lesson for the first time in nearly six weeks- unheard of for a workaholic like Aleva! While the fences stayed small, the technical exercises were a great re- introduction to jumping. Unfortunately, I couldn’t harangue anybody to…

Experimenting with Vitamin B1: Part 2

After a positive first week on Pharm Vet’s Vita- B1 supplement, I was really looking forward to taking a jumping lesson- our first in a while. Unfortunately, in the heyday of show season, I couldn’t meet with my coaches this past week. Instead, Aleva and I embarked on another challenge: a trip down the road.…

Joint Injections with Dr. Dobson

A few weeks ago, I noticed a change in my horse. She was less willing to use her hind end, and especially resistant to collecting her stride. The dreaded sassy tail swish confirmed that all was not right with Aleva. After a consultation with our vet, Dr. Dobson, we decided to explore hock injections.  …

5 tips on wrapping standing bandages

Continuing my series on bandaging, I want to share a few tips on wrapping standing/stall bandages. This is a supportive bandage designed for stabled horses, and it comprises a quilt and a smooth outer wrap that sheds shavings. You’ll see many horses wrapped with this type of bandage at competition as it keeps the leg from…