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Hope Pastures

We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses, ponies and donkeys. The sanctuary is open to the public every day free of charge and we run fun and educational activities for families and groups.
Hope Pastures
Hope Pastures
TJ has been keeping cool with sun block on his pink nose and enjoying his bath yesterday 🧼🚿
Other ideas for keeping ponies cool and healthy!

🧼 regular sponging down with cool water and a few drops of essential oils like citronella or lavender (patch test first)

💦 clean fresh water should be available at all times

🌅 shade should be available at all times

🌸 try flavoured herbal teas in buckets to encourage drinking

😎 fly masks with nose covers can help prevent sun burn on pink nosed ponies
Hope Pastures
Hope Pastures
We’d like to thank our friends at Floyd & Fleet www.floydandfleet.co.uk for our recent donation of a magnetic sweeper – expertly modelled in the photo by our outstanding volunteer Issac! We have such a busy yard, with maintenance jobs and lots of visitors; the magnetic sweeper ensures we pick up any small sharp metal object we wouldn’t notice by eye. This avoids them causing injury to the ponies’ hooves.

We’d love to repay the donation in kind, so if you’re looking for that special something that’s eco-friendly for your dog or cat, please do visit their website.
Hope Pastures
Hope Pastures
What a lovely sunny day today 🌞

The animals have been coping quite well and Cloud enjoyed a bath today too!

Roo found it all a bit tiring…😴

Little Nosey the donkey wasn’t coping too well- he’s an older donkey and needed to come into a cool stable and have some damp towels placed on his back. He’s fine now though 💚

Thanks Kira for the photos
Hope Pastures
Hope Pastures
We have 2 amazing job opportunities to join our committed yard team at Hope Pastures. You’ll need to be 18 or over, conscientious, responsible, compassionate and have previous experience working with equines. If that sounds like you, then we look forward to receiving your application!

For more information on the positions and how to apply, visit :
https://www.hopepastures.org/job-vacancies/
Hope Pastures
Hope Pastures
There’s a new face in the secret garden at Hope Pastures. Beatrice, our wonderful volunteer who looks after the gardens, made this fantastic scarecrow, and we’d love you to make some friends to join him.

All you need to do is create your own scarecrow of no more than two feet in height and place him in our secret garden with your contact details attached to it. Beatrice will judge the scarecrows at the end of August, and the winner will receive a free adoption package for one of the ponies. We can’t wait to see him with some buddies, so let’s get creative!
Hope Pastures
Hope Pastures
Resurfacing works are being carried out on Weetwood Lane outside Hope Pastures tomorrow, Mon 8 August and potentially Tuesday, 9 August, with road closures. We have been promised access to the site, but getting in to see us may be trickier for our visitors. We hope to see you, but if not, do join us later in the week!