Windy, registered as Bae Wind+//, is the horse that started it all. Daisy and Windy have been on quite a journey together. In 2003, they attended the Inaugural Arabian Sport Horse Nationals coming home with three Top Ten awards in dressage. The following spring Windy foundered due to insulin resistance. Through helping Windy recover from laminitis, Daisy started her hoof care career which has led her to help thousands of horses since! The number of lives this horse has touched is stunning. Thank you Windy, for all you have taught us!

Windy Winter of 2003, at the time of his initial laminitis Windy Winter of 2003, at the time of his initial laminitis Windy’s feet Winter of 2003, at the time of his initial laminitis Windy’s feet Winter of 2003, at the time of his initial laminitis

After foundering in 2003, Windy recovered and went back to dressage competition, earning many regional and national awards.

Windy - Dressage Windy - Dressage

One of the biggest lessons Windy taught Daisy is about body condition. Windy’s body changed from grossly overweight when he first foundered, to very lean but poorly muscled from being sick and out of work, to lean but fit and well muscled, all over a period of four years:

Body Condition Windy in 2003 before laminitis, and in 2007 after rehabilitation in August at Arabian East Coast Championships Windy in 2003 before laminitis, and in 2007 after rehabilitation in August at Arabian East Coast Championships

In 2011 Windy was diagnosed with EPM, and was sadly retired from his performance career. Windy is now 28 years old, and living a happy healthy retired life at Daisy Haven Farm.

Windy just before retirement in 2011 Windy just before retirement in 2011
Windy January 2017, enjoying retired life Windy January 2017, enjoying retired life
Windy January 2017, enjoying retired life Windy’s feet January 2017, enjoying retired life