Birthday: February 18, 2009
Pegaso was rescued in 2015 by a wonderful lady who couldn’t stop thinking about him once she'd seen him. She couldn’t leave the starving horse and, although she already had horses of her own and 8 rescue dogs, decided to help him. She brought him back to health and when he was physically recovered, was ready to move on to further his education and rehabilitation. He joined our herd in February 2017.
Pegaso is a sensitive soul who can get worried when he doesn’t know how to work something out. Our current aim is to build his self- confidence and help him learn how to learn again. Then he will be trained for riding.
To help Pegaso build his confidence we have been offering him novel objects to investigate and play with.
Here we are having fun with a space hopper toy that he can hold and swing about
This is Pegaso and Tiny.
Tiny isn't 2 years old yet - he has a great play drive so he has been with Pegaso in the day paddock and encouraging him to move ans play.
The results have been amazing!
When Pegaso first arrived he was subdued and didn't run and play.
Now he has more confidence and feels better in his body so he is able to run and stretch and let off steam.
He is very much like Shrek from the animated film in that he is like an onion with lots of layers.
As time passes the layers are coming off and we are really understanding who Pegaso is. You can see that from the top photo of him when he was first rescued he had been without food for a long time to get into that awful condition.
He is such a softee and now really enjoys a good scratch.
We had suspected that he was suffering from gut issues, because of some behavioural changes and the fact he tends to look a bit bloated. Earlier in 2018 Zoopharmacognosy Practitioner Kim Bartlett can out to visit us, so we could get to know eachother and work out how we could run an introductory weekend to Equine Self Selection for Natural Remedies.
We asked Kim to look at Pegaso and we were intrigued as to what Natural Remedies he may choose.
Below is a video of him selecting Marshmallow Root Powder. Kim explained that the powder was excellent for soothing and healing the gut.
You will see in the video he was ingesting it rather than just smelling which suggests that his body really needed it.
We now keep some to hand and offer him top ups which he can decide to take or leave.