‘In 2013 I took up the ride of Capitol Coin, then 17 who has evented internationally to 2* with Junior Riders Katie and Jamie Nolan for a new beginning in Para Dressage. Straight away his hooves were a problem. I found out his feet had kept him out of work for an entire season one year and that he regularly lost shoes and that there had been huge difficulty keeping him sound. In 2014 after a quiet enough start to our partnership in 2013 I started feeding Hoof First (upon the advice of Emma Newsam) as I wanted to keep 'Red' in his shoes this season and help him out in anyway I could. The difference is unreal. An older horse with a lifelong hoof problem is definitely easier to shoe and has only lost one shoe all season.
This took away a lot of worry and we had a great year, competing at a CPEDI*** and coming 4th and 6th, competing in the Amateur Hunter in the RDS and participation in a Freestyle Demo at the EU-CH-P in Millstreet. The Nolans feed Horse First supplements exclusively and the results can be seen. The horses are shining from the inside!’
Thank you Emma – More info on Hoof First can be seen here!