As you know, I first ordered some Nostrilvet from you a few weeks ago and write
to tell you how impressed I am with the results!
Harry is a 17 year old 7/8ths TB who is a little over 17 hands. He has
hunted every season since he was 4 and retired last year due to wear and tear
on his front joints. As a hunter, he never really worked during the
summer and although he has had a few problems with his breathing in the past
this never affected him in the winter. He has had medication for coughing
and breathing problems on occasion but again mainly in the summer.
Despite his breeding Harry is a very laid-back character and has cheerfully
taken to his new role as a ‘happy hacker’ with a few dressage outings planned
for added interest!
However, as the weather warmed up and the pollen count soared he started
coughing and his breathing became progressively more laboured. His
coughing was so violent that every time he coughed he passed wind and his
breathing would become heavy even after the slightest exertion. I was
beginning to think that he just could not cope with even the lightest of work
in the summer as he appeared to be allergic to everything associated with it.
I’m not easily impressed but I must say that the impact that Nostrilvet has had
on him has been nothing short of astounding. I was more than a little
cynical about the effect two puffs of powder up that enormous nose could have
but have been quite taken aback by both the effectiveness and the speed with
which it worked. Harry has been back in light work for nearly two weeks
now and there has been no sign of a cough or a snort!
Harry has a ‘puff’ in each nostril night and morning and if I am riding in the
middle of a warm day I give him another before I ride. Interestingly the
only time he has coughed out riding was when I’d forgotten to use the
Nostrilvet in the morning which I think supports the case for ongoing use and I
shall certainly be continuing with it over the summer months. The fact
that it is chemical-free is an added bonus and next year I shall be starting to
use it before the weather warms up – forewarned is forearmed!!