Horse Of The Week – Mystic.

MysticMystic is a 12 year old Welsh Section D mare, standing at 14.2hh.  She has been owned by Sophie Smith for over 5 years.  Together, the combination do show jumping, schooling, hacking, cross country and anything else that they can have a go at.Mystic 3 smallerMystic 4

Sophie told us: “Mystic loves her jumping and has come first in unaffiliated competitions at 2ft3, 2ft6 and 2ft9.  She is nearly always placed when out jumping.  She does not enjoy Dressage, although we have done a few tests and we normally score around the mid-50s.  We have done some combined training classes and usually make up the points in the jumping to then get a rosette.  In April 2014 we did our first One Day Event and came 6th out of 40.  In November 2014 we did our first ever horse ability competition at home and came 1st!  I have never done a 3ft jumping competition on Mystic and that is certainly on my wish list.  I have also never entered a working hunter class and would really like to give this a go.”Mystic 2

“Mystic is a proper Welsh Section D in every way, and so she should be as her Damsire was Nebo Daniel, show ring superstar, who won some massive titles at the Royal Welsh as well as many other showgrounds. I started riding Mystic when she was 5 years old.  She had been broken in but not much else had been done with her.  The first time I asked her to canter she didn’t know what to do with her legs.  It was quite funny as she bucked her way up the field not knowing where to put each leg but she soon got the hang of it.  She also didn’t know how to jump but I was lucky she was kept on a farm where the farmer let us ride across hundreds and hundreds of acres of land.  She learnt to jump over tree branches, fallen trees, rock walls and anything else we could find that could be a jump.  I used to ride with my sister and a friend and the three horses and all of us loved riding around the farmland racing each other across the huge fields and jumping everything in sight.  I started doing unaffiliated jumping competitions with Mystic and we have now had a go at most sorts of competition although she is definitely best at jumping.”Mystic 5

Sophie explained “Last year I noticed she started standing strangely and seemed a less supple than usual. I was recommended to try more exercise to build up her muscles to support the joints, and to use a joint supplement.  I went away and did a lot of research on joint supplements and found that the 10:10 ones were the only ones with scientific research proving that they work.  I tried out a few different brands before I found Flexamine 10:10, but I have been using it ever since.  I can really notice a significant difference when feeding this to Mystic, and she holds her legs awkwardly in as little as 2 days when not fed it.  I would certainly recommend this supplement to anyone who wants to feed a joint health product.Mystic 6

A FREE 700g pouch of Flexamine 10:10 is on its way to Mystic 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.Mystic 7 edit