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  1. Hello everyone!

    Well, it's hard to believe another week has passed since I last wrote my blog - and the first thing I want to say is a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has so kindly donated money for my medicine and the care I need to help me get back on my hooves, so to speak. In just over a week, you have kindly donated a grand total of …. (I would play a fanfare here if I could!) …. £1270! That is just AMAZING! It means that we can pay for the first three months of my special medicine (which I think is already helping me to feel better).

    The humans have said that even though we have reached our first target, they will keep the fund open because as well as the meds, I am going to need regular visits from the vet, x-rays, a special diet and special shoes, and I might need more meds too. We still don't know how much it will all cost - so if anyone would like to contribute to my fund, please do take a look at

    So yesterday was not just Sunday Funday but also Easter! This week, I had another special treat - breakfast OUT of bed! I know, I know - for many humans, breakfast IN bed is a treat. But as I am stuck in my stable all the time, it made a nice change to have my breakfast in a different spot while my stable was given a good clean-out.Breakfast 4 April

    While the Sunday volunteers were cleaning out my stable, I enjoyed a nice pampering session as well as my breakfast. Pampering 4 April

    Then, when it was time to go back in my stable - another surprise. The Easter Bunny had visited and brought carrots for all the horses and ponies - but I am not allowed any carrots or edible treats at all these days. The Easter Bunny must have known this - because when I went back in to my stable, I found that instead of edible treats, it had all been decorated for Easter instead! It really cheered me up.Easter decorations 4 April

    I did get some "carrots" to wear on my head, though! Even though I didn't get carrots to eat, I did get to enjoy a lovely snuggle with Dawn while wearing my new hat! I don't think I will wear them every day, though. The other horses might take a little too much interest in my new headgear.Snuggles 1 4 April

    I hope you all had a lovely Easter.

    See you soon,

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  2. Hello everyone

    It was Sunday yesterday, and I had planned a nice lie-in (no work for me, being poorly). Imagine my surprise when the humans turned up a WHOLE HOUR EARLY with my breakfast! I know the clocks went forward an hour last night for British Summer Time, but I really thought they'd got the whole "Spring Forward, Fall Back" thing way out of kilter. Turns out, they hadn't - instead they had a surprise waiting for me and needed to make an extra early start!Lying down 28 March

    I'm on "box rest" at the moment, which means exactly that - I am not allowed to leave my stable, and the humans must muck out around me as best they can. I've got a lovely deep bed of straw, but I must say it's been getting a little damp and smelly of late, despite the humans' best efforts.

    Rubber mats 28 March

    Imagine my surprise when I was actually allowed to step out of my stable so it could get a jolly good clean out! (The vet, apparently, had said it would be OK provided I only stood on some rubber mats and walked as little as possible). My good friend Kirsty sat with me while the Sunday stables gang set to. My old, smelly, bedding was carted away, the stable was given a thorough sweeping out and a lovely fresh, clean bed put down.Charlie and K 28 March

    I must say, it was great to get a slight change of scenery for a little while!

    Another piece of good news was that when Jane wanted to pick out my hooves I was happy to lift all four feet - one at a time of course (otherwise I would have fallen over!). So maybe my feet are starting to feel a little better.

    Then I was allowed back into my lovely clean stable. Of course, the first thing I did was to eat a bit of my bed - and then "Christen" it! Then tuck into my hay net - mind you, I'm only allowed a 2kg net and with small holes, you can't really get a good mouthful of hay to munch. Can't say I'm terribly impressed at that - my new medicine is great, but it's making me VERY hungry!Aerial view 28 March

    Talking of meds, I understand that many people have been so kind and donated to the campaign the humans have set up to help pay for the meds and care that I will need to help with my EMS and laminitis. I'd like to say a really, really HUGE THANK YOU to everyone. My humans tell me we are now half-way to meeting our first target - which is to cover the first three months of medication - which is fantastic news. If you'd like to know more about the campaign, it's at

    See you soon,

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