July 2018, Carumba and Lewis arrived at my yard, got off the lorry and I was shocked at what I saw. These two horses, had only ran 3 weeks previous in point to points, no muscle tone, no strength a very poor state - Carumba also having sustained a pevic injury a few years before, over the next few years I worked hard to increase muscle tone and strengthen them up. Carumba took us to Stratford finishing 5th against some very good horses, unfortunately sustained a nasty injury to his leg damaging nerves. The following year his season was cut short with a tendon injury to his front leg and equine flu restricted point to points. In his 3rd season covid and lock down was upon us. By season 4 (Nov 2021), with a lot of tlc, water treadmill work he looked amazing, my time had become limited on the road salting every day and I had to make that decision to put Lewis and Carumba into training or retire them, neither were ready for retirement but I knew time was limited for Carumba on the race course because of his injuries. My first words to Martin were "let's give him 3 months, see how he goes if his legs can't take the training he comes home". 6 months in training and 3 races ran, I have made the decision to retire Carumba. After the last two races ran, he has been very stiff and sore in his hindquarters after. He is obviously feeling a niggle, and I would like him home safe and "Carumba sound" as best I can. For a horse like Carumba when the race gets tough, he tends to pull himself up and go no thanks this is not for me...My biggest high light of Carumba's racing career with me was at Market Rasen just recently, where he was interfered with very badly and should of fallen or pulled up but he got himself together and finished his race. That was Carumba's win. I can't thank Martin, Belinda and the team enough for all the time they have give both horses, I am so grateful to them for taking a chance in both to run under rules. Carumba will come home next week where he will retire with me, may be some in hand showing. Star has been confirmed and scanned to be in foal for baby no.2 expected next year, so Tarquin I am sure will need a hand baby sitting them all. Happy Retirement Carumba.
Lewis (Culverwell) will still be flying the flag for the Stars and Diamonds Racing Club at Keighley Racing Ltd, he is off to the vets next week to have a look what needs to be done to help him breathe better. Looking forward to seeing him race again and able to breathe.
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Everyone is always commenting on how good looking he is, so that could be a great career move! He's so lucky to have you, he'll have a wonderful retirement!
Salt Therapy -Success Story Asthma/summer allergies
I saw Quest for the first time last June, for her initial 3 Salt Therapy sessions - wheezing, heaving, double breathing, bless her she was in a right pickle (video) also being stuck in due to laminitis was not helping the situation. She was unrideable and her future did not look bright at all. In September, her owner was able to start her work back up, fast forward to this week, Karen and Quest are hacking out and riding regularly. Since June, Quest has had intermittent salt sessions throughout the winter months when her owner thinks she could do with a session, turning into more regular sessions coming back into the summer months. Photos from her salt session yesterday and comments throughout the last year. www.katiebfrisby.co.uk/salt-therapy ... See MoreSee Less
This will be the 3rd summer, Peako's owner has messaged me to come and help with Peako's summer allergies, if you find something that helps and works for your horse, why change it. I don't see her through the winter months as it's only pollen during the summer months that affects her. The first video was taken at the beginning of her session, she is sneezing and blowing a lot from the pollen irritating her nasal cavity, the nose can be seen dripping alot as the salt starts to work, the video was stopped as she can become annoyed frustrated with her hay-fever like symptoms and uses me as a rubbing post for her nose. The second video is at the end of the session, with her airways clear of dust and pollen and the salt reducing any inflammation within the nasal cavity, Peako is very calm, chilled, happy and sleeping. Good Girl Peaks. www.katiebfrisby.co.uk/salt-therapy ... See MoreSee Less
🌟♦️🌟 Saturday Runners - Uttoxeter 30th
for The Stars and Diamonds Racing Club ♦️🌟♦️
Culverwell - 1.43pm - Handicap Hurdle
Carumba - 5.09pm - Handicap Chase
Beyond proud of these two, the music to Martins video is spot on. (Culverwell/Lewis in first and Carumba 3rd) Currently organising names to go with tickets any racing club member that have not been in touch and would like to go please message me.
- I have a lot of Salt Therapy messages to respond back to please bare with me I will get back to you in the next few days -
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the. video sums up the boys perfectly. First Lewis," I'm going to lead get out the way." Then Carumba doing things his way by just cruising and looking good. Both look to be enjoying life. Happy days😀🐎
It's that time of year where you are well and truly over winter, spring is here, the weather is warming up your ready to turn your trusted stead out 24/7, unfortunately not the case with my thoroughbreds. Horses should be at their lightest at the moment making room for belly fulls of summer grass. A lot of yards like to worm count or worm before change over. But how can you worm, if you don't know the weight of your horse, you could avoid worming if your horse has a low worm count but how do you know. This is why I got Lauren at Combat Equine Worm Counts in. She visited last week to weigh the ones I have at home. She comes and takes a sample from each horse and you get the results the same day. Elara is very good with a weigh tape, but as she is going up very fast now at 11months old, I wanted a more accurate weight reading for any wormers she may need. Tarquin is now 19yrs having spent the last 7years retired so his top line isn't the best, Paddy has been doing plenty of walks with Elara and seems to be at his lightest in a long time. Glad to say they all had good results and no worming need. Highly recommend Lauren at Combat Equine Counts if you need worm count or weights
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What a good Idea.