A coloured mare who was rescued as an emaciated three-year-old (pictured below right) is now competing at international level TREC.jigsaw at rescue home

Jigsaw and Lynne Mabbitt were in the GB TREC team at the European Open Championships in Italy earlier this month (5-7 September).

The 15.3hh coloured mare was found starving by the RSPCA in 2003 when she was three-years-old, with a yearling foal still suckling.

The foal was weaned and recovered but was put down after contracting grass sickness.

Jigsaw was covered in lice, had diarrhoea, internal parasites and a vulval infection, but she made a full recovery.

She was rehomed with Lynne Mabbitt as an unbroken four-year-old in 2004.

Jigsaw“Despite her background Jigsaw has always been a confident little horse and is a pleasure to handle and to ride,” said Lynne.

“The sport of TREC has seen us on a long mutual journey competing all over the UK countryside. Taking Jigsaw to compete in Italy has been a delight and a privilege,” she added.

The GB team came eighth in Italy and Lynne was also 33rd in the individual rankings.