Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Too good to be true?

There is of course a well-known phrase - "If something sounds too good to be true it probably is" - and given that most of the horses who come to Rockley do so as a last resort, I know that people think it might apply to the rehab we do here.

I was asked yesterday whether the horses listed on the website are all the horses who've been through Project Dexter, or whether they've been cherry-picked as success stories. In fact, every horse is listed - there are other success stories (like Ghost) who aren't on there because they pre-dated the research project, but there aren't any failures that we've kept hidden.

If it still sounds too good to be true, think of it this way: the 3 most important things you can do to keep yourself healthy are to eat a good diet, exercise regularly and not smoke. The 3 most important things for hoof health in a horse are a good diet, regular (and biomechanically correct) exercise and non-invasive trimming. I was going to equate shoeing with smoking, but maybe thats unfair ;-)


cptrayes said...

That's what I keep coming up against - it can't be true, it's too successful. Ah well, time will show the truth in the end.


Nic Barker said...

We have to prove it horse by horse :-(