One of the good things that has happened this year is that Beamer's soundness has improved. He is no longer foot sore, and his arthritic knee seems to be holding it's own, no further advancement in the calcification. The biggest improvement came when I started him on Protandim, aka the Little Yellow Pill aka Nrf2. Literally within 2 days there was a marked improvement. Before that I was trying Prevacox- and y'all know how much I distrust pharmaceuticals; but I was at the point that something needed to change. 2 weeks of that treatment did absolutely nothing, so I switched to Protandim. I had been taking it myself for a couple of months and was pleased with how it helped my overall wellbeing, so figured I had nothing to lose. I am so glad I switched! Other than Protandim he also gets 2 ounces of Camelina oil on his morning feed, and as a topical dressing on his knee I mix 4 drops of Clove essential oil with about 2 times as much of my homemade sticky bud oil. (The sticky buds of poplar trees mixed with Camelina oil or olive oil for a couple of weeks and then strained). All of these have anti inflammatory properties.
Anyway... here is the proof about how good he is feeling.
This is the river crossing that I took the girls to on the beginning of our last ride. I didn't want to overwork Beamer's knee, so I kept the ride short. Probably about a half hour. He was happy, I was happy and it was a great day!
Riding day 53