Cherokee is another delightful horse, an Appaloosa gelding (with a mane and tail!).

He was given to me by a very good friend from Southland because he had had a seriously bad and prolonged bout of laminitis and she didn’t have a suitable ‘dry lot’ or grass-free area to prevent relapses when the grass became unsuitable in spring and autumn.





Cherokee on the track

For nearly a year he lived on our ‘track’ with our other riding horses.

He has access to ad lib hay via his Hay-Saver net which is strung up on the rails by a couple of old cover straps. He has made a full recovery and has not had a relapse.

Before and during his laminitic episodes he was also ‘metabolic’, with a ‘cresty’ neck and pads of fat on the tail-head etc.


Cherokee Now...

Cherokee 2013

No sign of that now, he is completely back to normal and is a treasured riding horse.
It is now April 2013 and he now has access to suitable grass (Grass which hasn’t been grazed since the hay was taken off it back in November 2012, so it is 4 months old).

In addition to the Premium Minerals and AlleviateC, he gets 40gms of salt and 50gms of GrazeEzy in his daily feed to help him cope with the grass.

He is doing fabulously well and is showing no sign of laminitis or metabolic syndrome.

Cherokee is a very happy member of our herd; he is bright eyed and bushy tailed and gets on well with all the other horses.

As you can see here, Cherokee is a horse who has the 'dreaded' Pink Nose - there is no problems with sunburn when a horse is on correct diet - we do not need to use nose guards.


The Gentle Horse...

Domples and cherokee

Cherokee gets on well with all the horses big or small, and was even a surrogate Uncle for a while to our weanling Echo.

Cherokee and echo