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What to do with Horse items that don’t fit or won’t work for you…

So… I purchased a fly sheet for Norma Jean my donkey.  I had heard that the zebra prints are good because it confuses flies and they don’t land as frequently.

Well, when the sheet came, I had CLEARLY measured incorrectly.  it didn’t fit at all.  Not even kinda.

I had to find the zebra flysheet a new home.

Now, I could have returned it… even with a few Norma hairs on it.  But, for me, this time, I thought that it would be better to just give it to someone who needed it.

Who would need a tiny fly sheet?  A tiny horse rescue, that’s who.  And for me, my favorite tiny horse rescue is So CA Mini Horse Sanctuary.

I texted them and asked if they could use a super small size 41″, brand new, extra special zebra print fly sheet.  They said, “SURE!”.    So I sent it.

And today, I received this…  warmed my heart.  Totally worth not receiving the return refund.

His name is DeAngelo.  What could be better than this?!

If you have good horse stuff, find who may need it.  It feels good.

The quote on this photo they sent to me said, “ De Angelo modeling his stunning new fly sheet”  (I love the fly mask in the background!)

So dapper!

Thanks for making my day, DeAngelo!


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A woman in France tried the double cream Laminitis cure… with great results!

I while back, I wrote about how in the UK, a woman swears by a laminitis cure using ‘double cream’.  To read that article, click here.

Recently, I received this update from a woman in France who tried the double cream laminitis cure…

I wonder if you remember me. I wrote a few years ago about my falabella x shetland mini who had a really bad flare up of laminitis and tried your double cream remedy.

I live in France and the only cream available was a full fat but not double. It did help a little but he still had laminitis.

I sent for a liver supplement which helped push the sugars through the gut and that seemed to do the trick.

This year, he has had another lami attack and the liver tonic did not work. I remembered your experience and mine with the cream.

I decided to treat the root problem and gave him probiotics in raw (unpasteurised) fermented milk. This improved his condition but he was still lame. I then thought about the double cream which isn’t available in France so I gave him butter with the fermented milk and that seemed to do the trick. I occasionally gave him unpasteurised cheese. I kept this regime up for over a week. the difference was amazing.

Two days ago I noticed that he had left the butter so decided not to give him anymore. So far he is okay on short grass.

I have now opened the gates to a recently cut pasture that he can graze alongside the short grass pasture both meadow so has various herbs.

So far so good. I believe probiotic supplement, the fermented milk which has agricultural culture and is the whey which retains all the protein including every amino acid unadultered because it has not been heated and lumps of butter may have been the key to his recovery.
I fed him twice a day around 100ml of fermented milk with the probiotic supplements, butter and magnisium.
I believe that the probiotics would help his gut build his bacteria, the fermented milk would give him all the protein he needed especially with the amino acids which would help his immune system fight the inflammation by waking up the macrophage and the cream would also reduce inflamation.

I thought I’d let you know.

Kind regards,

Anne Main

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