Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Disappearing Shivers Symptoms

How very interesting..... since starting on the homeopathic remedies, Lutine's Shivers symptoms have almost completely stopped. Normally, I would see her hike up her left hind leg and then stomp it down at least twice, if not three times, a day. She would also snatch up the leg and it would quiver when I asked her to pick up that foot. But I think that, in the last two weeks, I've only seen her do the leg hike thing once and there seems to be almost no 'cramping' reaction now when asked to pick up her back leg. She's not yet perfectly comfortable bringing up that back leg but it's 200% better than it was. Also, I seem to catch her stood up square behind a lot more than previously, whereas she always used to be resting one hind leg or another beforehand.

The only other thing that has changed in that time is that I reduced her food from 500ml of oil per day over two feeds to 300ml per day and I took out a little scoop of the Fibre Plus nuts. I dod that because she was looking far too 'well conditioned' than was good for her! I am going to email Dr Valentine to see if reducing calories in this way might alleviate Shivers symptoms.

BTW, I also rode her the other day and we were doing rein back to trot/rein back to walk transitions with no problems in the backing either.


Blogger Stephanie said...

Ah, I feel the need for some more ridden pictures. The reinback work is brilliant for getting them balanced nicely. I'll bet she's looking a million dollars right now.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Zuzan said...

ooo yes please some photo's would be fabulous, she's such a gorgeous girl

1:34 PM  
Blogger Lulu's friend said...

I will try and get my hubby out this weekend to take some photos. ;-) He's been on crutches this week since doing in his ankle (a sprain only) at the weekend so he couldn't come down in the field with me to take any so far.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Zuzan said...

oh dear poor hubby.. has he recovered from the fruit tree debacle? Look forward to the photos

3:50 PM  
Blogger Lulu's friend said...

His bust ankle means he's totally not mentioned the fruit tree.... sssshhhhhhhhh.. Luckily I don't think he reads Lutine's blog. LOL

4:50 PM  

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