Liz & Mason


I think that 5th May 2010 was quite possibly one of the lowest moments in my life. The vet phoned me from the equine hospital and said that my beloved Mason had a 40% chance of ever being sound again as he had just discovered navicular in Mason’s front feet. He made it clear that I should be prepared for him to not get better.

Mason had started his career as a hurdler, his half brother is Red Marauder, the Grand National winner and the breeder must have had high hopes for him! Unfortunately Mason had other ideas and was not the success on the race track that everyone had hoped. I bought him, in 2008, from the trainer, whose wife had started re-schooling him and I continued with his training.

Mason May2010 sole web
Mason Sole Sept 11 web
mason lateral 2011 web

Since then, Mason has had regular trims from Trevor and has got more sound every time. His feet are stronger and he walks confidently over gravel as if it was a carpet. With the first few trims he wore front boots but they improved so quickly that he had to have back boots to keep up! He now wears boots all-round on the road so that his feet are not worn away too much, but when he is ridden ‘barefoot’ on grass and in arenas he acts like he was born without shoes! He now strides out when being ridden, ears forward, loving life, as if a long standing pain has gone. He seems to be much more comfortable with his ‘new feet.’

The vet wrote on my insurance form ‘likely to need further medical intervention’ I don’t think so, neither does Mason!

I can honestly say that contacting Trevor was the best decision I have ever made, I can’t recommend his knowledge, his positive outlook and ability to instil confidence in horse and owner highly enough; he gave me my horse back.

Thank you
January 2011

mason and Liz1

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