The owner has an ongoing task which is bigger still. Keeping this young lady away from the sugary consumables she loves.
A recent incident involved breaking out of her stable and into the cattle feed shed where she was found stuffing her face with Liquorice Allsorts. Apparently that is one of the ingredients of cattle feed these days, and if you check out Dairy One you can get the analysis for 'Candy Byproduct'.
Despite these challenges, the usual livery/grass problems and the dire warnings from the usual suspects about how a spavined horse can't go barefoot, this partnership has done very well. You can see them below on a sponsored ride, completely barefoot, no problems with slipping. Quite a few problems with brakes so I'm told. Oh and her hinds aren't nearly so stiff these days.
Rocket fuel not required, a forage based diet provides this horse with plenty of energy - picture taken by Mark Dalton
|One of the fab four... hooves that is|