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Solo Chills Out With TopSpec

PETER Rawlinson was at a loss when his new horse Solo turned into a nightmare purchase.

Solo, a 16.1hh three-quarter thoroughbred, was bought by Peter for his eldest daughter to ride, having outgrown her pony.

However, from the beginning it was clear that the progression from pony to horse was not going to be plain sailing, and Solo's behaviour left much to be desired.

After more than a year of problems, including a disastrous holiday in the New Forest where his behaviour was so appalling and dangerous that Peter's daughter became too frightened to ride him, the family were on the verge of giving up.

Help was sought from several specialists and Solo even attended a behavioural clinic, but all to no avail.

Eventually two highly qualified specialists independently advised Peter that his only option was to have Solo put down as they suspected he had a tumour on the brain, and he was clearly too dangerous to sell.

Peter felt he had run out of options - bar one. Someone suggested trying TopSpec Calmer as a last resort.

Solo was started on a new feeding regime of TopSpec Feed Balancer and TopSpec Calmer, and to the whole family's delight, results were seen within just a few weeks.

Solo has become much calmer and more manageable and is now a joy to ride.

Says Peter: " We now have an enchanting companion who is a joy to ride. We are very grateful to TopSpec Calmer for literally saving his life!

"He is now so much more relaxed and looks really fit and well. Out hacking we have great fun and my daughter who at one time was very frightened of him, is now happy to take him out riding and is never worried.

"Solo is simply adorable, he is powerful yet controllable, the change is simply incredible we can't believe it."

TopSpec Calmer is designed to be fed to horses and ponies with an anxious or excitable temperament, particularly those that cannot cope with stressful situations.

For free, friendly advice contact TopSpec Equine's experienced nutritionists on 0870 240 6596.

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