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Lakeland Equestrian: Horse Diaries

Miss Rolo eating up those jumps

Horse: Miss Rolo - July 6th, 2012

Well like jumping Miss Rolo has had  rather an up and down few weeks.   After acting a bit strange we called the vet and physio thinking she has a trapped a nerve but only to find she wasn’t very well at all and had a very low heart beat in resting of 22 which should be 36-40!! following a rather dire weekend of worrying the vet returned on Monday to say she was back up to 32 and had a triple beat as  found in very fit horses. The blood results showed she had potassium in her blood and also she has had a virus. So we put her heart rate down to the electrolytes  and got her some red cell to build her bloods back up. So our painful lesson was to always mix electrolytes into water and do not put into feeds as you don’t always now if your horses are drinking enough when they have automatic waters.

After 2 weeks rest and lots of TLC Miss Rolo is back fighting fit and flying high over newcomers, Competing at Area 14a in Discovery and Newcomers but it was a 4 fault day!

Competing at Richmond Events this time getting double clears in both classes 29 jumps never touching a pole. She was a true star


Area 14a Newcomers

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