We were sent a DM on Instagram recently by Lizzy Wilcock – a wonderful lady who had met one of our reps at Leominster Wynstay. Lizzy needed some advice on what best to feed Sam – their beloved family pony who was getting on in years, and who is facing the inevitable challenges that comes along with that. Lizzy shared Sam’s story…
“We’ve had Sam for just over a year and a half now, he’s been handed down through a local hunt and PC and has ended with us after I was on the hunt for the ‘perfect’ pony for my eldest son, Alfie (3) to start his riding career on! And Super Sam is just that, he’s worth his weight in platinum. He and Alf go to local meets during the season and will be starting Pony Club next summer (I can’t even begin to imagine how many camps and rallies Sam will have done in his 27/28 years!) and my youngest, Alby (2) will start plodding about on him during the spring whilst his big brother is at preschool and I’m lambing our sheep. Putting them on a pony is much easier than carrying them round the fields!
Sam stopped eating last summer when we started him on his Cushings medication, and it’s been a real struggle to get him to eat any type of food for more than a day or to eat more than a mouthful a feed. About 2 months ago I started him on Castle Horse Feeds Emerald Mix and he’s actually started licking the bowl clean… with his medication in it! It’s an absolute godsend, especially going into the winter! Plus, my thoroughbred loves it too, which saves having 8 bags of feed open! They both also have their recommended measures of Smart Balance a day too so know they’re getting what they need!”
Don’t Sam and Alfie make the cutest little team around? Thanks so much, Lizzy, for getting in touch!
We love to hear and share your stories of hero horses and ponies and their people – little or large – and how our feeds help. And we’d love to hear from you too! Please do get in touch if you have a story to share.