they are clearing a 4 ft. high jump with ease! What a site they made,
both just loving the fun and challenge of perfect timing. Together
they won the Junior Jumper Championship at the IPE in Armstrong B.C., in
The following Spring,
Ben suddenly started to limp slightly during a competition. He was
withdrawn from the competition immediately. The next day he was extremely
lame and his leg was swollen, he spent the next few months very lame and
in pain. Slowly he started to improve to the point where he could join
the other horses in the pasture. After many x-rays, and various Vets
the only conclusion they have come to is that he has some arthritis. He
has been resting his leg with some improvement for the past couple of years.
My daughter, being
a very determined person started to give him Glucosamine last December.
She works at a Drug Store and has heard many stories from the elderly,
of how Glucosamine has all but 'cured' their arthritis.
So Ben gets a daily
dose! He is greatly improved now after 5 months of treatment. It's
been a long 3 years for them both but my daughter has just started
to ride Ben again. It's a lovely site to see. There won't be
any jumping, just some casual fun for both of them.