Jane Steeple’s blog: Ready for the season ahead

We catch up with Horslyx Ambassador Jane Steeples from the Morry Stud…

“The show team are nearly ready to go, Tammy Bell Heather and Murthwaite Sarah, our six year old novice fell mare, have had their first show of the season at BSPS AREA 4A. Sarah was a star and stood 1st in both the novice and restricted. She had front shoes on for the first time but was so busy with her Mini Horslyx that i don’t think that she noticed!”

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“Morry Imari, our home bred Welsh Sec D and Tammy are hoping fo  HOYS ticket and the lovely Stines Sizzle a 4 year old Fell mare who was purchased at the Fell Sales last year will soon be making her ridden debut. Muthwaite Victoria Pendleton, Bracklinn Martha and Greenholme Gemstone our two year old fell fillies have just had their latest 80 kg Original Horslyx tub and are thoroughly enjoying it!”

“We have tried various methods of feeding youngsters outside during the winter months and have found that providing good quality hay daily and a Horslyx has been extremely successful, it kept them healthy and contented through one of the wettest winters i have known. At the end of the month when they have had their feet trimmed and have been wormed, they will move to to their summer grazing and will change on to a Garlic Horslyx which will help to keep the summer flies at bay and balance any nutrient deficiencies in our grazing. It is so important that show youngsters have the best possible start. Fells must have good feet and long silky feather which the biotin in the licks helps with.”

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“Our show season really gets started over the next few weeks, thank goodness this recent spell of warm weather has persuaded the hairies to let go of the last of their winter coats. A new alarm clock has been purchased for the 5 o’clock starts and the picnic set dusted off for we hope another glorious  and successful summer.”

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