The Chanquette Nightmare
Chanquette, a horse in her early twenties, spends her days wearing a kind of cloak, due to a grass allergy that leaves her sneezing and covered in painful spots. To complicate their clinical situation, the animal suffers attacks whenever it comes in contact with oats, barley, rye, insects and even some trees.
Still, this Andalusian glelding has a normal life in Stillington, UK, since his mistress spends a minimum of € 140 a month to buy supplements that help her immune system to work in conditions.
Chanquette allergies force you to eat hay soaked in water to kill dust mites and mold that may cause an allergic reaction. “His nose gets all wet, he sneezes and itches,” explains Sarah Hutchinson, riding instructor and owner of Chanquette.
“We have to be very careful about what we are exposing. We have to wet your hay and feed it with special products. That is, no oats, barley or rye, “explained Sarah. “I have a lot of work, but it’s worth it. I want to keep Chanquette as healthy as possible. ”