Just another quick update on Tapir.. he is doing better than expected and is now
up to 45 mins road walking every other day under saddle, with a tiny amount of trot.
He trotted up sound on the tarmac, without boots when my vet Andy checked him in
He is back in harness and getting prepped to start pulling tiny logs! It is a dream
come true to be able to ride him again, because I thought the very best we could
do was to keep him alive! Here are some pics of him.
I will be forever grateful for your expertise, your attitude, the hope you gave me
and all the support,
Very best wishes
Tapir in harness Jan 2011
In January 2011 I called Andrew as a last chance to help save my beloved family pet,
on arrival he saw a very ill Hetty laying down reluctant to stand, she had been laying
down on and off for three months prior to Andrew attending, Andrew looked at her
feet in a very detailed way he analysed the growth of her feet and explained in detail
exactly what he was doing at every step, within hours of having her feet trimmed
and shod with Imprint shoes she was standing and within days she was much brighter
and able to go for short walks, I could not believe the difference in her.
Andrews knowledge and experience were second to none for the last 5 months he has
trimmed and rebuilt her feet using his amazing skills and with the help of Imprint
shoes and Hoof Repair Hetty has a quality of life again she is being walked out every
day in hand and has trotted up sound.
It has been a long road but a very rewarding one seeing my best friend of 18 years
go from being in agony to trotting around her paddock looking amazing, I don’t have
enough words to say how much I appreciate all that Andrew has done for me and Hetty
if anybody is reading this with a laminitic I really think this avenue is worth looking
into I know that not all horses respond to the same treatment for laminitis but the
nailing on of shoes would have been agony for Hetty she needed the support of a
shoe. A good remedial farrier and Imprint shoes gave her this support and Hetty owes
her life to these shoes and Andrew.
Thank you so much a very happy Hetty and owner.
Hettys Battle with Laminitis
I would like to say a massive thank you to Andrew, Hetty was in extreme pain with
chronic laminitis for many months I tried different avenues to ease her pain, what
with having metabolic problems, cushing’s disease being 21 years old and having underlying
problems with her immune system I felt that I may be coming to the end of a very
long emotional and