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Sunday, 8 January 2012


Another fine day saw us out at Seaton Carew having a long walk on the beach.

We weren't the only ones. Most people take a dog or two, or some kids and bikes. This bloke took his horse.

He said she had laminitis as a result of eating food too rich in oats and barley and it was like having gout in the knees.

Walking her through the cool water helped to bring down the inflamation and he would be bringing her back each day till she was better. (And fixing her diet, I hope).

She was certainly enjoying it.

Cheers Gillian

1 comment:

carol said...

What a beautiful beach! Beautiful horse too. I hope he gets the laminitis under control, it's a cruel condition that mainly affects small ponies out to grass, especially in the spring when the grass grows fast and juicy.. Very difficult to treat except by diet and that means the 'starvation paddock' for the poor beasts who look so miserable fenced into a hankerchief sized paddock of mud and scrub it's heart-beaking! .