Hay you, have you met Caramac?
Caramac is looking for her home as a non-ridden companion.
Caramac is a young lady who is every bit as sweet as her name suggests. A very friendly girl once she gets to know you, she can be a little nervous in new and unfamiliar situations; and the farrier is perhaps her biggest worry in life, but with some patience and understanding she soon comes around. She can be unsure about having her hind feet picked up so would benefit from being in a routine where her feet are picked out daily to help her overcome this. Caramac loves going out on in-hand walks to explore and this helps her form a bond with her handler. Once a bond has been formed, she adores having cuddles and strokes. Caramac can be unsure with grooming initially but does relax into it, though she is very worried about spray bottles.
Description – Caramac is a 6 year old, 10hh, chestnut, Shetland mare.
Stabling/Shelter – She lives out 24/7 with access to a shelter and will happily stable with her friends next door. She can not be left on her own.
Companionship – Caramac lives in a herd of Shetland mares and loves spending time with her friends.
Forage/Feed – No hard feed given and restricted grazing to appropriately manage her weight. If grazing becomes sparse, she is supplemented with low-calorie hay.
Rugs – Not needed.
Vices – N/A
Medication – N/A
Feet – Barefoot and trimmed 6 weekly. She can be nervous for the farrier, and benefits from a patient and understanding farrier, and a handler who she trusts. Use of some treats or a lick help her relax.
Dentist – Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure.
Vet – Caramac has historically shown signs of lameness however she has been signed off as field sound and able to live in a home as a companion equine.