Meet Rosa and Elspeth.
I brought Rosa our welsh section D 15 year old mare into see Amelia for a lameness work up after a period of time off and treatment didn’t seem to be doing the trick for her. She was still refusing to jump and wasn’t happy in her work.
Rosa is primarily used as a hunter and my mum’s hack.
Amelia worked Rosa up, assessing her thoroughly using the facilities at station house. It was decided that her earlier diagnosis of osteoarthritis was still causing her lameness.
As a next step we opted to use stem cells. Rosa was medicated early July 2021 and after a 8 week rehab programme was sound enough to increase her work load for the first time in over 18 months.
Since treatment Rosa has been able to maintain a high level of work and has hunted regularly throughout the season. She has even restored her love for jumping.