Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Vitamins for the Rescue Pony ~ Eggsy samples Spillers Daily Balancer

If you've been following Eggsy's journey since abandonment you'll know one thing for sure about him ~ he loves his food!

 Eggsy's diet is mainly foraged based with ad-lib haylage plus his daily hard feeds but the thing with hay and haylage is that the mineral content is only as good as the soil it is grown in. If the soil is deficient in certain minerals the forage will also be deficient and as we all know the correct balance of vitamins and minerals are essential for good health. 

With this in mind we were pretty pleased when we were contacted on behalf of Spillers to see if we would be interested in trying Eggsy on one of their balancers, a sort of horsey multi vitamin / mineral supplement. Of course we said, "Yes please!"

Firstly, we had a conversation with one of Spillers in house nutritionists about Eggsy and what he was being fed. It was decided that 200grams of Spillers Daily Balancer would ensure that Eggsy was getting the essential nutrients that might possibly be missing from his forage. A few days later we took delivery of a bag of the balancer plus a bag of Spillers Happy Hoof to mix it with.



Spillers Daily Balancer is designed to balance the nutrients that are often low in pasture, hay and haylage. It contains a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, plus additional biotin for hoof health. It's the equine equivalent of human vitamin and mineral supplements, and because it doesn't cause weight gain it was to be fed in addition to Eggsy's usual meals mixed with a couple of handfuls of the Happy Hoof.



As you can all imagine, Eggsy was delighted to be getting this additional feed, his only disappointment being that 200grams + a couple of handfuls of Happy Hoof isn't very much. He would have far preferred more!



And of course we were equally delighted knowing that Eggsy was receiving all the essential nutrients he needs for his health. Thank you Spillers for providing Eggsy with his vits!


For more information on Spillers balancers please visit www.spillers-feeds.com alternatively speak to one of their knowledgeable nutritional advisers by calling Spillers Care-line on 01908 226626.    

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

Monday, 6 February 2017

What to do with Eggsy ~ the plan


It's been 19 months now since Eggsy was abandoned as a foal, chucked away by heartless owners, left to starve. 19 months since we started a GoFundMe to help with his keep as we just could not afford anymore equines but nobody else would give him a life. 

Horses, ponies, equines they're a long term commitment. 

So where do we go from here?

Well over the next few years, yes YEARS, Eggsy has lots of lessons to learn properly:



How to lead

To behave when tied up




To be a good boy for the farrier & for us when we pick out his feet

Patience whilst being groomed etc

How to load & unload into a horsebox / trailer

To be well behaved whilst having a bath

He also needs to have lots of adventures, to see new things, get used to crowds, new horses, traffic.

We'll be doing all of these things with him over the next few years and then when he is 4 years old he will be backed, very lightly then turned away until his 5 when he will begin his lessons as a ridden pony. 

So that's the plan, Eggsy's school curriculum, nothing is written in stone, there is no forced schedule, he will be taught all he needs to know as and when he is both physically and mentally developed enough to learn. 

Oh and somewhere along the line he will be gelded, we don't want anymore Gypsy stallions adding to the UK equine crisis.

Horses, ponies, equines they're a long term commitment!

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x




  

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Rescue Pony say's Thank You

So yesterday was International Thank You Day
 and
we'd like to say thank you  to all of Eggsy's friends and followers
for
helping Eggsy develop from this poor half starved abandoned foal


to this happy healthy (all be it a bit muddy) 2 year old


We couldn't have got this far without all your encouragement, shares on social media and your financial assistance. Enormous thanks and gratitude, from the bottom of our hearts, to each and everyone of you.

Eggsy owes some Christmas & Birthday thank you letters to anonymous donators to his GoFundMe and to:

Carol Ritchie & her horses Lotti & Brandi

Darryl Howieson

Philomena Moreland

Elizabeth Love

Diane Salek

Norfolk Bea 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x




Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy 2nd Birthday Eggsy


Most equines are like the Queen in that they have two birthdays, an actual date they were born birthday and an official birthday of January 1st.

We don't know Eggsy's date of birth, we were told that he was sold at age 6 months to the people who went on to dump him a few weeks later. But there was some speculation as to whether or not he was over 6 months old when we found him so much so that our vet decided to passport him as a 2015 foal.

So Eggsy only get's one birthday and today's the day, January 1st, that he officially turns 2. 

Happy Birthday Eggsy!

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x
 



Happy New Year



Welcome 2017

Three Hundred and Sixty-five new days, neatly parceled into weeks, months, seasons. A chunk of time, of life......
                                                                                                                           Phyllis Nicholson


About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x
 




Saturday, 31 December 2016

Eggsy the Abandoned Pony 2016


January 2016 ~ started with New Year wishes 


February ~ de-worming 

March ~ Eggsy's hand-me-down rug meets it's end


April ~ Eggsy's Twitter reached 2000 followers


May  ~  hoof pic reminder of a little bit of naughtiness with the farrier


June ~ Friends and Family


July ~ better behaved this time 


August ~ educating Eggsy


September ~ sleepy pony


October ~ sharing with best bud


November ~ fence wrecker


December ~ Christmas 

31st December,
Old Year's Night, 
New Year's Eve 
and we present a random selection of Eggsy photographs grabbed from each month without thinking too much about the choice ~ so nice to look back on 2016.

We did something similar last year so if you'd like you can see Eggsy's 2015 by clicking here

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.


Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x






Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas


Has he been?


So last night there may have been a little confusion over the reindeer's carrots, not Santa's mince pie and glass of sherry. I'm sure you understand that a certain young gentleman, who will of course remain nameless so as not be embarrassed, wasn't really interested in mince pies and sherry but was quite convinced that the carrots were for him!

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

Merry Christmas
from
Eggsy Pony xxx

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x