Star Pets

Diddles

It was with great sadness that Marie our Head Nurse lost her old pony Diddles. Like Sting, Diddles wasn’t his real name; he was Cherokee but as with all stars we all knew him by his stage name. Diddles was a charismatic pony who originally wasn’t keen on vets. He would rush to the back of the stable on full alert to any imminent attack; however he grew to love us too over the years favouring particularly out of hours and Boxing Day visits. He had many a trip to the practice sometimes as a patient where he was very brave and stoic and sometimes as a demonstrator for courses. We will all miss him but none more so than Marie who loved riding him in his younger years and then gave him the best

Del

Del is a fantastic horse who has successfully competed in his younger days. He is now 22 years young (he thinks he’s a five year old!!) and still keeping Chris his rider on her toes!

After successful treatment for lameness in 2009 by Jacqui, involving a combination of medication, remedial farriery by Simon Murray and dedication from Chris, Del is fighting fit and has recently found fame and fortune as a model for Baileys horse feeds!

Del is a credit to his owner’s care and can be seen in adverts for Bailey’s Top Line Conditioning cubes. He is a fantastic example of how much the older horse has to offer.