Thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fundraiser on Sunday. Your support created such a lovely atmosphere. Thanks to Sing Meanwood and Nigel Rae for singing and to Sally, who played the harp beautifully. Our volunteers were superstars turning up on a wet, cold day to run the event. We raised a very welcome £1442.98p. We also had a stall at Otley’s Victorian Market, which brought our fundraising day total to £1989.58p! A fabulous day and funds raised – a win-win, we say!
Big day for little Jack today 💙
After gaining enough weight and strength since he arrived a couple of months ago Jack has gone for his operation to become a gelding at Aireworth Vets Equine & Farm
He’s been such a brave pony all through his rehabilitation so please send him healing and positive thoughts to help him through ❤️
Rubber Matting Needed
We are in need of heavy duty rubber matting for our field shelters and stables.
Second hand is welcome if anyone may have some that they no longer need- we can collect within 25 miles of Hope Pastures. It doesn’t need to be new – useable is appreciated and will help us to reduce our bedding costs and make our residents more comfortable.
Our donkeys are also carrying out their own ‘excavations’ in their barn and digging craters in the ground we really need matting to maintain the flooring.
If you can help please pm or call us 01132614344 or email email@example.com
Mango is a 15hh, Palomino and White, Irish Sports type mare looking for an experienced loan home. She is 20 years old, has mild separation anxiety, and so needs a home with a companion horse.
Mango is a lovely horse to have around; she is polite, good to groom and has no problem when it comes to having her feet picked out. She gets on well with mares and geldings and settles well in a mixed herd. Mango prefers as much turnout as possible but could be stabled for short periods if required. She is passported, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations, dentistry, and worming. She’s had a nutritionist visit and a recent weight score.
Mango has some mild arthritis, but vets have cleared her for light hacking. She is well-behaved for an experienced rider, although she will be best-ridden in company. She can take some time to load, so once she is settled in her new home, it is advised that travel should be kept to a minimum.
If you are an experienced home looking for a long-term loan and are interested in hearing more about or meeting Mango, please fill out an application form on our website.
Join us tomorrow at Hope Pastures for Christmas songs, stalls, and mince pies (and other refreshments) between 12pm and 3pm. There is limited car parking space due to the wet weather making our usual parking field unavailable. You might get in the field, but you wouldn’t get out again! If you can share cars, walk, public transport, or find alternative parking spaces off-site, then that will be helpful. The Tack rummage room is also open from 9.30am until 3pm. Sing Meanwood will be joining us at 1.30pm, Nigel Rae will also be singing, and we have Sally playing the Harp!