I have been really looking forward to the cold weather so I can start riding again (as he gets bored knocking about the fields) but sadly he has been on a run of throwing shoes and he now has an abscess in his foot making walking very painful. He is on his medicine now and secretly he quite likes being poorly as he gets alot more attention. Here he is soaking his poorly foot in hot salt water, while he has his breakfast - not many horses would let you do this, Bert just likes to be pampered.
He is also benefiting from treats such as extra apples, polos his food filled football and turnip on a rope - this takes him along time to eat but keeps his brain active. Last year when he was very ill we hung apples on a rope but 3 hours in we had to help him, it was very funny but we were worried he might knock himself out.
Get well soon Bert. xx