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The Epona Trust - Felicity

Name: Felicity Born: 2000
Height: 14 hands Breed: New Forest x Cob
Gender: Mare Colour: Pale Chestnut


Felicity was a RSPCA case. She had been turned out into a large field when she was a young foal and a headcollar had been left on her. When she was finally caught a year later, her head had grown and the headcollar was embedded in her skull. This caused a large amount of damage to all the soft tissue on her face. The headcollar had to be surgically removed and the grooves and scars are still visible.

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Having so many months in terrible pain, Felicity was very unbalanced in her movement. When eventually her wounds were healed and she was old enough to start being trained, she had great difficultly adjusting to a rider's weight. We had to be very slow and patient with her so that she learned gradually what she needed to do. We found Parelli work particularly good to get her understanding how she had to focus on her trainer.

Felicity is now enjoying life, especially jumping, and is sponsored by Louisa.