“A Great horse will change your life, but a special one defines it”
Dash had had a great winter of training, was skipping around Novice schooling tracks, had glowing physio reports and we were ready to get out there and chase our Badminton Grassroots dreams. He went out to the first event of the season and did his usual rather exuberant dressage test, but we stayed within the boards and then he was a bit wired SJ and had a few poles where he was just charging more than listening. I didn’t think anything of it as although he usually jumps clear, he can be quite careless when he’s tanking around. Off to the XC and he went around clear as usual and made the time easily. Iced his legs and took him home fairly pleased with the first event of the season.
We sent Dash to a rehab yard 200 miles away on Krista’s recommendation as that is how much I trusted her. I needed the vets to agree to this, but they thought barefoot was the absolute wrong thing for Dash and again, my world was crumbling as I felt my only hope was being taken away. Again Krista stepped in and through her connections with the RVC, a phone call was made to my vets and Dash was signed off. He did really well at the rehab yard and I collected him 12 weeks later.
She was there to look at photos when I felt Dash wasn’t moving as well. She was there when he had an upset when I wormed him. She was there when liveries were being unkind about my “hippy ways” of keeping a horse. I got through each stage because of her. I am not going to lie: if it weren’t for Krista’s knowledge, time and dedication to us, I would have put shoes back on Dash by now.
Krista remains my first port of call for anything barefoot-related and I trust her implicitly. She leaves no stone unturned and she genuinely cares for both horse and human. She is totally selfless and a consummate professional. I would not hesitate in recommending her for a single second. Krista, thank you for saving my boy. Thank you for saving me