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Arctic Crown Chills Out With Mollichaff Calmer Complete


Arctic Crown, a mischievous six-year-old part-bred Arab, has the stable name of Rowan but his nick-name of ‘Foaly’ seemed to have stuck because of the time it took for him to start maturing and get going properly.

His owner, Louise Cumming, had quite a few problems with him as a tricky youngster who was a nightmare to break in and she had several falls and injuries.

Foaly stands around 16.3hh and Louise describes him as being ‘hugely intelligent’. He discovered at an early age how to open his stable door, despite Louise trying out various clips as well as a combination padlock, to secure the bolt, but he even managed to take that off!

She had tried several calming supplements over the years but they didn’t seem to have any effect, but then heard about Mollichaff Calmer Complete– a complete fibre-based feed formulated for horses and ponies that are prone to nervousness or excitability.

It contains a balanced blend of fibre pellets, oat straw, dried grass, herbs, soya oil, vitamins, minerals, limestone and trace elements including magnesium. It is suitable for all horses and ponies, including those prone to laminitis, as it is low in sugar and starch, providing limited controlled energy from high quality, digestible fibre and oil-based ingredients.

Within a few weeks of starting Foaly on Mollichaff Calmer Complete, he started to make progress and dealt with moving yards nicely and in a couple of months he was finally broken in and was being ridden away.

Said Louise: “He recently had two weeks off work and was turned out in the field, so because he wasn’t working, I didn’t give him his hard feed. When I brought him back in to ride, he was straight back into his old flighty habits, being unpredictable and producing a display of bucking suitable for a rodeo arena! As I had been recovering from a small operation, I decided to hold fire on riding him whilst he was misbehaving as I didn’t want to be injured, and put him back onto the Mollichaff Calmer Complete. After a few days I was able to calmly school him. He’s the type of horse that always wants to be busy and the combination of being on Mollichaff Calmer Complete and being in regular ridden work has produced an amazing transformation in him and he is much easier to deal with!”

Foaly recently competed at his first ever competition where he won both the dressage and the combined training, so he has now earned his ‘grown-up’ name of Arctic King, thanks to Mollichaff Calmer Complete!