HorseHage & Mollichaff in Paignton have very kindly been helping Pablo’s care for Rupert and Oscar recently, and have posted the following article on their Facebook page:
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‘We have teamed up with Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire to support two of their horses, Oscar and Rupert, with Mollichaff Condition, to hopefully help them to gain some weight and condition.
Oscar came to Pablo’s after his owner sadly died. He is very loveable and really enjoys his food. Because he is a big horse, he will require six scoops of Mollichaff Condition Complete per day, split into two or three smaller feeds plus his usual forage.
Rupert was purchased by his previous owners from a riding school but wouldn’t travel and they found him to be untrainable and couldn’t saddle him, so he was no longer wanted and came to Pablo’s seven months ago. He is very sweet-natured and quiet and gets on with everyone. He will require four scoops of Mollichaff Condition Complete per day, split into two or three feeds, as well as his usual forage.
Both horses are elderly – in their thirties, so feeding a chopped fibre feed is a good option as older horses can struggle with long stem forage if they have dental issues.
Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary is a registered charity (Reg. No.1116394) in Long Clawson near Melton Mowbray and was founded by Carole Fielding and named in honour of a much-loved little pony with a crooked leg. After Pablo’s death, the family was devastated and Carole made the decision to devote the rest of her life to rescuing and caring for horses and ponies. There are currently over 90 horses at the sanctuary and the charity is entirely run by Carole and a team of volunteers to ensure that 100% of every donation is spent only on the horses’ welfare.
Said Carole: “We are delighted to have this support for Oscar and Rupert – they are loving the Mollichaff Condition Complete. Because it’s a complete feed with everything they need in it, it’s so easy to use. We receive no government funding and so we are reliant on kind donations. Like many animal sanctuaries at the moment, we are trying so hard to help these animals but are struggling with escalating feed and vets’ bills which is being compounded by the large numbers of unwanted horses and ponies being abandoned.”’