Our new Horse Of The Week is Humbug VIII, who is owned by Sharon Armstrong. Sharon explains: “Known as Bugs or Bubba to all that know him, he is a black and white coloured cob. Having owned Bugs for four-and-a-half years, he is now 16 years old. We first met Bugs when my partner started having riding lessons as he actually learnt to ride on Bugs. When Bugs then came up for sale, we couldn’t bear to see him go, so we bought him for ourselves and also as a friend for our other horse Snickers.”
“Within the first year of owning Bugs, his eyes started running continually to the point where they were so sore and swollen that they were almost shut. We had many, many visits from the vets; green dye was put into his eyes three times; his tear ducts were cleaned out twice; and we got through around 15 different tubes of cream; after all of this, we still didn’t have an answer to the problem and we just had to try and manage it as best we could.”
“After struggling with his eyes all Winter, they seemed to improve by Spring and he went through the whole of Summer with no issues. Although I was still very careful, making sure he always had his fly mask on to protect his eyes. However, the following October his eyes flared up again. We realised that the problem had started at the exact same time the previous year, almost to the day! So we then thought that the cause must be something seasonal.”
“We did a bit of research, and after talking to Feedmark at Your Horse Live a couple of years ago, we decided to try Eyebright. Well, the results speak for themselves! Bug’s eyes are now fantastic! If I give Bugs a couple of months off of Eyebright, I always make sure that he is back on it again in September, in readiness for the October flare up. Last year there was no sign of weeping eyes at all! I’m so pleased, and could not be happier with Feedmark’s Eyebright! I will certainly continue to use it, to keep Bugs eyes healthy. I can’t thank Feedmark enough, for helping with a painful problem which had not obvious solution or cure… until Eyebright.”
“Bugs always tries his little heart out and always does his very best for me. He has a little fan club wherever he goes!”
A FREE tub of Eyebright is on its way to Humbug VIII for being our Horse Of The Week!
Each week, the Feedmark team select a horse of the week from reviews, letters and emails sent to them. If you would like your horse to feature, then please send your horse’s details in to [email protected] or go online and write a review.