Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The Honeychop boys


Our boy likes to lick his bucket, and anyone else's he can get his muzzle into, clean, Eggsy sure does love his food! 


We've talked before about feeding Eggsy on this blog and one of the constituent parts of every one of his hard feeds is, and always has been, Honeychop chaff. It's made from oat straw and we all know how much horses love the taste of oats. We usually just feed the regular one pictured above but on occasion for example if the flies are really bad we will switch to Honeychop plus Garlic. 



We add Honeychop to his mix of beet, alfalfa etc for extra fibre and to encourage him to chew his food, very importantly for a greedy pony like Eggsy it helps to slow his eating down. We don't want him to eat his feeds too fast because he might end up with choke, a very unpleasant experience for a horse, and of course if he finishes his food too quickly he's off to nick someone else's! 

Considering we feed Honeychop chaff day in day out we were delighted to be the winners of some money off vouchers in a little giveaway run by the award winning blog EquiPepper. Thank you Ruby a little money off a staple is always appreciated. 



One really nice thing about this little win is that it brought back happy memories of Tipper, who along with Boo featured in a Honeychop advertising campaign nearly a decade ago. You may well have seen their chaff covered muzzles in equestrian magazines around that time.



For a while there we called them The Honeychop Boys.

Guess Eggsy is an honorary Honeychop boy now!

As well as thanks to EquiPepper we have lots of other thank yous to say for all the very kind donations made toward Eggsy's care. So here we go, big thank yous to Graham & Edith, Philomena, Margaret, Diane, Elizabeth, Philip, Sissy, Joe, our anonymous friends and to Cheryl who is selling Eggsy Pony greetings cards at craft fairs and on her website



A word to the wise: If you're in the market for some cards you can get 10% off your order by signing up to Cheryl's newsletter here.


About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x




Thursday, 25 July 2019

Moonlight Adventures of Eggsy by Cheryl Nosworthy


Look what came in the post a portrait of Eggsy  by artist 
Cheryl Nosworthy
it's called 

"Moonlight Adventures of Eggsy"

As we all know Eggsy Pony can be a bit naughty getting out of his field at night and here's the evidence captured for posterity in paints Eggsy out and about in the moonlight. 

There can be no denying it now Eggsy!!

Have you noticed the little picture propped up against the painting?

 Well that is a greetings card,

 Cheryl has very generously added "Moonlight Adventures of Eggsy" to her range of cards and is donating 50p from the sale of each card toward Eggsy's care.


Aren't they super, and they're even nicer in real life.

If you'd like one, or more, they are for sale on Cheryl's website here and if you sign up for her newsletter you'll get 10% off them. 

Thank you Cheryl for kindly coming up with this idea to raise funds for Eggsy, it's very much appreciated. 

Cheryl Nosworthy is a mixed media artist working from home in Cornwall, she has a dog and a horse and used to be a jockey. You can see more of her work on her website fairyhorses.co.uk

and

if you're in Cornwall she'll be at the following 2019 events:

10-18 August ~ The 20th Annual Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Parish Hall, Upton Cross  open 10am -6pm

August Bank Holiday weekend~ Great Trethew Vintage Rally, details trethewrally.uk 

8th December~ Alternative Christmas Present Show in the Carnglaze Caverns near St Neots, Cornwall. 



Sunday, 16 June 2019

It's been a while


Well hello, long time no see. Sorry for the lack of blog updates, time seems to have run away from us, you haven't missed much really, it's been a little like Groundhog Day (the movie) here :

As you probably already know the feed wagon got stolen yet again but fortunately due to the power of social media and an anonymous tip-off  we got it back again.  Hoping we can hang onto it now that some extra security measures are in place.

We've had rock hard ground through lack of rain and deep mud due to excess rain, so nothing new there, seems weather wise we can't get a happy balance, these days it's all or nothing!

Of course the cost of forage went up again, bet you're all grateful we haven't been around here to moan about that again. 

And then there's Eggsy's behaviour well nothing much changes there, one day he's good and one day he's bad. And when it comes to fencing, well we've never had such a destructive pony. He has completely destroyed one little paddock's fence posts, guessing he thought we might be tempted to put him in there by himself if he didn't stop fighting his brother! 



We do have lots of thank you's to say to people who have been helping to fund Eggsy's care via donations. Thank you Philo, Graham, Philip, Candice, Sally, Archie, Carol, Diane, Jennifer, Laura, Elizabeth, Helen, Christine, Donna, Norfolk Bea and our anonymous friends, you've all been wonderful and we very much appreciate all of your help. 

In other news Eggsy started writing a diary for ponyhour.com but ill health, human not equine, has put a temporary stop to that. Nothing serious just a cold / flu virus thingy but somewhat debilitating, we will get back to that again soon. Unfortunately, last week's torrential rain and subsequent soaking has resulted in another case of the sniffles. See what we mean Groundhog Day the movie!  


About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x



Thursday, 28 February 2019

February made us shiver but not for long


Hello, ages since we blogged here, winter has been running away with us. It can be such a hard slog with iced up water, muddy fields and forage prices increasing but this year we've been lucky to have a bit of respite with a February "heatwave".

What a month of contrast February has been this year, Eggsy's view from the paddock went from snowmen 


to blossom in a matter of days.


The mud dried out and everyone has been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.


Temperatures dropped again today and it's just started to rain so back to mud I guess but we have enjoyed our break it was like a winter holiday for us!

We have thank you's to say to those of you who continue to support Eggsy's care, thank you Philomena, Graham, Donna, Leighton, Elizabeth, Candice, Boris and our anonymous friends we couldn't do this without you it really does take a village to raise a pony!

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Eggsy's Redbubble Sales

Just popping by to thank those of you who made a purchase from Eggsy's Redbubble store


53 items with Eggsy holding mistletoe were sold 



and Eggsy made a grand total of £26.36



which enabled us to purchase an additional


5 small bales of hay.

Which just goes to show that every little does help! 
Thank you. 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x


(Images are of purchases made by Christine, Philomena, & Donna)


Monday, 10 December 2018

A letter to Santa ~ Eggsy's Christmas Wish List


Dear Santa,

I know I've been a bit naughty this year breaking the electric fencing and fighting but I believe I've learned the error of my ways and I am trying very hard to be a good boy. 

So hooves crossed that I've been good enough to get some pressies, here's what I would really like:

You know I bent the electric fence poles and broke a few electric gate handles so if I could have some of those it would be really, really good because it would benefit me and my friends. We could use them, along with some electric fence rope, to make extra grazing paddocks in the summer. They would be a gift that kept on giving because it would mean we could all have more grass and I won't break them again, really I won't.

You probably know that I like my food a LOT, food is one of my favourite things so I've added bags of food and a bottle of yummy linseed oil  to my Amazon Wish list. It's cheaper from the feed merchants but I thought if you didn't want to give me money to buy it and wanted to send it to me yourself I'd better show you what I like.

And of course food calls for a feed bucket and maybe a water bucket for an after dinner drink, especially as I'm a bit clumsy and break those too, by accident.

I broke my lead rope too, sorry I didn't mean too I just pulled too hard when I was tied up, I didn't want to be tied up but I didn't want to break my lead rope either so could I have a new one of those please? An extra strong one would be a good idea. 

Thank you.

I've put together an Amazon Wish List which you can find here just in case you and the elves don't have time to make all my presents. Thank you ever so much, I promise to be good.

Love from 
Eggsy Pony xx

PS Apparently I would find it easier to be good if I had an operation to make me a gelding but it costs a lot of money, about £300, so we need to save up in my Paypal account (eggsypony@gmail.com) before I can have it done.

PPS If you didn't want to deliver the food, I know it's quite heavy and the sleigh will be heavy for Rudolph and friends to pull we can buy it I have a GoFundMe for food 

PPPS Sorry I nearly forgot I'm going to need the expensive get rid of encysted red worms / tape worm de-wormer too it's called Equest Pramox  and costs about £20 I could buy it with GoFundMe money or Paypal. 

I hope I'm not asking for too much it's my "official" birthday on 1st January 2019 so my pressies could be joint Christmas and Birthday.



About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.
You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Christmas Last Posting Dates UK

If you're sending an Eggsy Christmas card, or gift, this year you'll be wanting to make sure it arrives in time so here are Royal Mail's last UK dates for posting for Christmas 2018:

2nd class Tuesday 18th December

1st class Thursday 20th December

Royal Mail Tracked 24 Friday 21st December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday 22nd December 

Sending abroad? You can download a full list by country from here 

Haven't got you Eggsy Christmas cards yet? You can purchase them from Eggsy's Redbubble shop here Redbubble process your order, print and ship your items and when everything has cleared send Eggsy approximately 20% of the sale price which will go toward his winter forage.

There are other items for sale :








Every purchase helps Eggsy but what he really depends on are the donations he receives towards his care so thank you Elizabeth, Ros, Helen, Philomena, Candice, Diane and our anonymous friends for all your help it is very much appreciated. We couldn't do this without your support xx

 About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x