1st October 2009
We were so pleased when Redwings Horse Sanctuary was kind enough to take Hilton on 24th September 2008 because he had health problems we couldn’t deal with, and they could give him the specialist care he needed. Unfortunately, we received this letter from Redwings on 1st October 2009.
”It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Hilton was put to sleep on Monday afternoon. The vet was called to see him a few days earlier due to a sudden lameness on his near fore. He was brought into the vet unit for examination and although there was no swelling or heat in his leg, he did have a crack in his hoof and increased digital pulses. His hoof was dug out, but no puss was found. The hoof was poultised and he was given increased pain relief. The following day he had x-rays taken and nerve blocks carried out. Sadly his condition worsened and despite being given high levels of pain relief he was no longer responding; this presented us with the only option of euthanasia to prevent any suffering.
He was a lovely boy and was extremely popular with the staff that had cared for him during his time with us. I am confident the staff at Hope Pastures have many happy memories of Hilton and hope that these will be of some comfort during this difficult time.
Hilton was put to sleep by injection, which was extremely quick and painless; he enjoyed plenty of fuss and treats right up to the end.”
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Terrified when he came to the sanctuary, now growing in confidence
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Quality haynets with extra-small holes
Makes hair more pliable for easier grooming
Integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage.
Non invasive holistic technique.
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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.
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