Poor old Sasha at 22 years old ended up with an abcess in her withers after her covers kept rubbing too much. She wasn't looking too happy at all. Been a really hard very very wet winter and lowest sunshine hours on record for several years. All spells disaster as far as grass growth went. Despite being fed twice a day poor Sasha had trouble keeping her weight - not a good thing for a thoroughbred to have happen. That was two weeks ago and having a horrible abcess didn't help anything. Got the vet out who told me I hadn't been doing anything wrong (thank goodness!) just old age a hard winter and being unwell. A course of antibiotics, a massive boost in her feed plus a product called Stockade by Nutritech International has made a very big difference in just two weeks. We'll be doing a weekly update on her progress. The photo of her was taken today - she looks terrible but no cover (because of the abcess) and still with more weight to gain is the reason why. She'll look much better by next time.