MADDY is one amazing mare.
Percy & I have totally fallen in love with this lovely lady.
MADDY is a young Standard Bred ( 5 yrs ) so she still has the world to explore. This is obvious , she is worried by a lot of different things, new elements in her life; visitors, the vets, Percy wearing a Santa Hat.
She does however have her own coping strategies..even though her eyes pop out and she does a little snort, she remains calm and so very easy to handle. We presume she is used to different situations due to her early life as a trotter.
Due to MADDY having rain scald I have had to treat this issue. At first when I ran my hands over her body she was anxious and wasn’t sure why this was happening. I quickly realised that I needed to take it easy with MADDY and decided to use the Itch Magick Oil on her rump which was the most affected area. She was clearly not used to rubbing and brushing. I decided to leave her for a day or two and then re-visit the brushing issue.
After another two days of relationship building, which we loved every minute of smile emoticon it was time to look at her coat again. She was much easier to brush and with the oil working its Itch Magick, her old coat slid right off.
I can now brush MADDY without the need of a lead rope so she has free will to move away if she wishes.
What an amazing few days. MADDY and HARRY have only been in care with us since Wednesday and they have both started to build trust again in us.. Human creatures.