2014 January 2014
Sadly Flaxen had to be put to sleep on the 18th of January after suffering with incurable liver damage due to ragwort poisoning. It is such a waste of a horse’s life, and made so much worse because it was entirely preventable. If he had lived in a Ragwort free field before coming to Hope Pastures he would still be here today, following his best friend Ellie around the field.
We hope that Flaxen’s death won’t be in vain and are looking at ways of educating people on the dangers of Ragwort.
Rest in Peace Flaxen, you will be missed by us all xx
Adopt one of our residents – it makes a brilliant Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary present.
The dude with the crazy forelock. Well-behaved, the opposite of his mane
Our most inquisitive (AKA nosey!) donk
The one-horse job-creation scheme, always rolling in mud
Terrified when he came to the sanctuary, now growing in confidence
£5 buys a bale of hay for your adoptee
£10 buys a bale of hay and two bags of carrots
£15 buys a bedding bedding bale.
Donate to our wish list... every little helps.
Ponies need their feet trimming every 4-6 weeks.
Quality haynets with extra-small holes
Makes hair more pliable for easier grooming
Integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage.
Non invasive holistic technique.
Gives optimum levels of vits, mins and amino acids for our ponies.
We always need these in stock.
Our ponies love these licks.
Low in sugar, our ponies eat this every day as part of their dinner.
Essential annually for every pony to keep them healthy.
Not nice to talk about, but essential.