AND SHE ATE IT!
Judith and Kate were sufficiently impressed to transition the entire yard, from broodmares and youngstock to competition dressage horses and liveries, onto a clean, minimally processed diet. It’s amazing how many niggling problems evaporate when you do that! And when an issue arises, Judith gets in touch and I formulate special supplements for any that have special needs. It’s apparent when you have your horse on a clean diet how you can see subtle differences very quickly, and how peaceful and relaxed your yard becomes. More of that in another blog post – coming soon*.
So, back to Daff… she was out competing regularly, looking wonderful and getting her best ever scores.
And then, as horses do ... she did a ligament in the field. Verdict was a year off. Argh, quite frankly 😱
However, Judith Evans has a secret weapon at home, her HOYS winning Arab stallion Toman.
TOMAN - the secret weapon
He’s one of those Arabs who has size, substance and movement combined in a beautiful package, with a temperament to match. He’s the sort of Arab who people who don’t like Arabs say “he’s a proper horse”.
He’s doing very well in retirement and I’m proud to say he is also a “Horseward horse”, kept in great order by Judith’s unstinting care and an anti-inflammatory, minimally processed diet. He’s helped along with Horseward's gut balancer, Yeasty Magic, and any stiffness is kept at bay with Golden Power Plus. At 21 he is looking as good as ever.
He’s also got rocket fuel for semen, a single frozen straw got the maiden Daphne in foal. She came off all of her oats, of course, but stayed on her special Horseward balancer and conditioner, which we tweaked as her pregnancy progressed to make sure she was cooking baby properly. And this is the result!
A spectacular filly foal, born on April 11th 2020, a perfect combination of sire and dam - and already eating mum’s ration at three days old.
I asked Judith if Daff is less fussy with her feed now and the reply was, "she's got to be or the baby pinches it!"
Daff's filly has been named Acacia. I was pleased to be able to tell Judith that a variety of Acacia is used in some herbal traditions to heal - wait for it ... allergic hives!
It’s going to be a real treat to watch this young lady growing up.
We offer a range of organic mimimally processed supplements in the Horseward webshop, such as Toman’s Golden Power Plus and Yeasty Magic. Some of the products we make for Judith are specially made for particular needs and circumstances. If your horse has specific problems that can’t be addressed with off the shelf products do please contact us at Horseward. I’ll help if I can and I’ll tell you if I can’t!
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