French more than accepted! You're right, 35 is an amazing innings! I can only imagine how sad it is. You're braver than me though, I don't think I could take on horses in that situation. It's funny, when I was working on yards, there was a real move away from bute, but it seems to be back in favour with vets again. Have you tried any herbal remedies? I've read that Devil's Claw can be good. There's also a product called Pegasus Fleximover, which was really popular on a lot of the show jumping yards in Germany.