Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary Gets Support From HorseHage

Oscar at Pablos

We have teamed up with Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary to support two rescued equines at their centre near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.

The two animals, Oscar – a 17.2hh Thoroughbred, and Rupert – a 13.2hh Welsh-type pony, will be fed on Mollichaff Condition Complete to help them put on some weight and build up some condition.

Mollichaff Condition Complete is a highly digestible, high fibre, high oil and low starch complete feed which has been formulated to encourage weight gain in underweight horses and ponies and can also help to maintain weight and condition in competition horses and ponies. It contains a balanced blend of alfalfa, dried grass, oat straw, fibre pellets, barley, soya flakes, soya oil and mint as well as Yea-sacc® and a prebiotic plus vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Rupert at Pablos

The soya oil provides essential fatty acids to help improve skin condition and encourage a healthy, glossy coat and the Yea-sacc® and prebiotic can help maintain a healthy digestive system.

When fed at the recommended level it can be used as the sole concentrate feed as it contains a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement. The only other feed required is plenty of good quality forage.

When feeding a complete feed, it is important to weigh the feed to make sure you are feeding the correct amount. The average weight of a level Stubbs scoop (2.6 litre) of Mollichaff Condition Complete is 0.50kg.

Mollichaff-Condition-Complete

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.”

If you would like to find out more about how you can help, please visit www.pabloshorsesanctuary.co.uk