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Iwould like to nominate my Shetland pony Kohl for One in a Million. After letting kids decorate him with Sabella products one week, competing at Franklin A&P the next, the following weekend he went to Pukekohe Hospital and delighted the elderly including bed-ridden patients. He is so good.
Kohl’s registered name is Tullamore Purple Rain, and he will be started in harness training after the current showing season.
You can see photos of him at the hospital on the Northern Region Shetland Pony Enthusiasts’ Facebook page. This is our way of promoting the breed in the north of the country. My 22-year-old horse was recently diagnosed with Cushings, and with that he has some specific dietary requirements. One of those is reducing his sugar consumption as much as possible.
I’ve never fed too many pre-mixed feeds, mostly because I like to know exactly what my horse is getting, and how much. But since his diet has become more complex, I started looking around at the premixed feeds on the market, to get ideas for single ingredients I could make my own mix with.
I am gluten intolerant and lactose sensitive so I’m well practiced in the art of reading labels. I have a motto surrounding any packaged food for myself that I also bring to my feeding of horses: ‘If I can’t read it, I don’t eat it’.
After spending quite some time researching, reading labels, ingredients lists and scrutinising the nutritional tables on the backs of bags, I was very surprised