Say hello to Duchess
Duchess is ready to find a home as a non-ridden companion.
Duchess is looking for a very special Perfect Partner who can both offer her the specific lifestyle she needs, while seeing beyond these needs to the loving and sweet natured girl she is with so much to offer to the right person.
She is extremely beautiful and eye catching with a real presence about her. A vocal girl, Duchess is always whickering away when she sees you approaching whether she knows you or not, and is very rewarding to work with. She has come a very long way since being with us at Bransby Horses and we would love to see her flourish in a loving one to one home.
Due to her past experiences, Duchess must be the only horse in her paddock. She is very happy living next door to other horses and enjoys being able to touch and interact with them over a fence, but she can not live in with other horses.
She has EMS and a history of laminitis which we have found is easily managed in her current routine of being stabled through the day and turned out overnight and she thrives in a routine.
Duchess is currently shod all around due to having thin soles and being uncomfortable on hard ground without them. Farriery used to be a big worry of Duchess’, however she is happy to be shod while being trickle-fed nuts by her handler.
Description – Duchess is a 13 year old, 15hh, black, Welsh cob mare.
Stabling/Shelter – Due to her EMS, Duchess is currently stabled during the day and turned out overnight. This routine suits her well and helps manage both her EMS and history of Laminitis.
Companionship – Duchess must be the only horse in her paddock. That said she still requires the companionship of other horses and is happy to be housed next door to other horses and doesn’t cause any issues with this set up.
Forage/Feed – No hard feed given and restricted grazing to appropriately manage her weight. If grazing becomes too sparse or she is stabled, she is supplemented with low-calorie hay.
Rugs – Not needed.
Medication – N/A
Feet – Duchess has thin soles and can get painful feet on hard ground as a result of this. She is shod all around to help with this. The farrier used to be one of Duchess’ biggest worries and whilst she is happy to be shod unsedated with her handler trickle feeding her nuts, she will benefit from a patient and understanding farrier.
Dentist – Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure.
Vet – Duchess has EMS and a history of laminitis. On a recent vet check, Duchess was seen to have some changes to her eyes which slightly alter her vision. Our vets have advised there is no cause for concern with this, however a check on her eyes once a year when she has her vaccinations would be beneficial.