Hannah & her horse
"Raffadoodle" - 08-17-2013
Raff with his modified Guardian Mask.
I had to cover all the edges
with lambs wool due to the delicate thin skin that is typical of his
I'm Hannah Zoe McCormick and I own my 19 year old rare breed
Polish Warmblood, called Raffadoodle. He's my life really
and so when he was diagnosed completely blind in his right
eye, with a 2cm by 3cm cataract directly over his pupil, and
only 40% vision in his left eye due to Glaucoma and the
forming of a cataract, I was devastated.
He has always suffered with Uveitis and has therefore been using a
fly mask in the bright summer's. I retired him upon diagnosis, and
resigned myself to him having to live in his stable for the rest of
his days. I did some research of his conditions and found the
Guardian Horse Mask.
Raff has been going out in the field for four hours a day in his new
mask and has given him a new lease of life. He's put weight back on
and is happier in himself. We have been able to drop his pain
medication which was controlling the inflammation in his eyes, which
has benefited his stomach, due to the inflammation receding.
He's also had to have less drops fewer times a day which has greatly
increased his chance of living a longer life. The mask has helped so
much that I have even began doing some under saddle walking again,
which ha increased his mobility and helped ease his arthritis.
While his condition will not get any better, this mask has slowed it
down greatly, and even my vet cannot believe the results. I would
one hundred and ten per cent recommend this mask to anyone who was
Hannah Zoe McCormick x
Hi Hannah! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with
Raffadoodle and his mask, we're just thrilled that he is doing so
well, and even the vet being impressed was exciting for us too.
This is what we live for! Great pictures too by
the way, thank you again for sharing, we really appreciate it along
with your support!
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