I have the perfect horse and therefore she needs the perfect diet. Kamillah has a lovely temperament, good paces, she jumps, is eager cross country but is a safe ride and I have great confidence in her sheer versatility. Her attitude to work is second to none and following success in the National Stallion Association Performance Test (Grade 1, it’s open to mares as well), and an unaffiliated BE 90cms ODE in 2011 we have been tackling ten 40km Novice Endurance rides in 2012.
Kamillah is not the easiest to keep weight on and needed a little extra on the topline. After consulting Nikki McGee of Saracen Horse Feeds we took her advice and put the mare on Saracen Show Improver Pencils. This feed has certainly done the trick, the topline is perfect and the Equi Jewel adds some useful oil to the diet. We have had such consistent and excellent heart rate recoveries that we have just been confirmed as the Endurance GB Reserve Novice Endurance Champions. A terrific achievement in very strong competition. The Show Improvement Pencils are the perfect addition to her otherwise fibre based diet.
And did I say she was a home bred Pure Bred Arab?
Kamillah ridden by Judy Phillips cantering through the ford at Kingston Deverill in Wiltshire
Image courtesy of Eric G Jones