We are very sad to bring the news that Big George has passed away after suffering ill health. George had improved greatly after suffering from Colic, Laminitis and Hoof Abscesses and had been spending periods of time in his stable receiving a lot of TLC. He had even been a brave boy and spent a few days at the ‘Horse Hospital’ in 2009.
He had improved enough to begin to spend his days in the field again with his friends Zak and Lady and all of the other larger horses, and we were all really pleased to see him happily galloping up the field with them each morning.
However he collapsed suddenly in his stable one day after his tea, and despite the best attempts of staff, a vet and a team of volunteers to get him to stand, he was just too ill and weak and it was decided that George had eventually given up and it was time to say goodbye to him.
We feel lucky to have had the opportunity to care for such a gentle giant who had such a kind and noble face. We are comforted to know that he was so well loved and cared for in his final years of life, he had quite a fan club and was bought some lovely gifts such as nice warm rugs and special hoof boots . He was rather a spoilt old man who wanted for nothing, which is how all horses should be when they have suffered a hard life and neglect in the past.
We hope that George will now join his pony friend, Misty who died previously to him in his old home.
He is sadly missed, and being the largest horse that we had on site, and with such a lovely personality , the place is not the same without him and he will never be forgotten.
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