Cookie is a 14.3hh, 19 month old Hackney cross and she is owned by Tracy Cook. Tracy describes Cookie as “a bold character, cheeky and inquisitive. She is always watching what is going on and accepts new challenges with a really brave attitude beyond her years. She is bright, intelligent and calm, but with just enough attitude to remind you that she is still only a baby.”
“Cookie came in to our lives as a 3-month-old, when due to unfortunate circumstances, both she and her mother found themselves on the yard where our other two horses are kept. I started to care for them both and needless to say I started to become quite attached to them. A bond soon developed between Cookie (originally named Brambles) and I. Cookie has therefore been very well handled from an early age, and has spent her days in the field and her evenings in a nice warm stable. She became accustomed to a halter and being led; being tied up on the yard alongside her mother; and being groomed, which she still loves! By the time she had her first farrier appointment at the age of 10 months, the farrier remarked on how well mannered she was! Cookie has been introduced to life, and the scary things it has to offer, in a calm, fun and relaxed manner. After being introduced to traffic; wearing rugs; having a go at chewing a bit; and having a saddle cloth and saddle placed on her back, She couldn’t care less. We do not rush anything, and therefore nothing seems to really bother her. She was weaned at 8-months-old, and a very good home was found for Mum. Cookie now spends her time with my two other horses, learning lessons of ‘horse life’! She has become an integral part of our lives, we love her to bits and she now has a home for life!”
Tracy explains: “Cookie was introduced to Feedmark’s Mare & Youngstock Balancer when she was 8 months of age, and has been fed it ever since. Apart from hay, Molichaff and being out at grass for at least 8 hours a day; Mare & Youngstock Balancer is all that Cookie gets. I am so pleased with the results of this supplement. The farrier has recently commented on how strong her feet are. Cookie is developing nicely, with no oversized joints or excessive weight gain. Her coat is in excellent condition, her eyes sparkle, and she is developing in to a beautiful, very well behaved young lady.”
A FREE 5kg Mare & Youngstock Balancer is on its way to Cookie for being our Horse Of The Week!
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