Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974
Maggie

Maggie

10th January 2018

Today we suffered a huge loss as we had to let Maggie, our beautiful old piebald mare trot over rainbow bridge.

Maggie had five happy retirement years here at Hope Pastures having worked hard all of her early years pulling scrap metal carts and also pulling a bow-top caravan to Appleby horse fair every year.

 

She was the sweetest, most genuine and gentle horse anyone could wish to meet, with her beautiful mane and soulful eyes, she was loved by very many people.

From those who cared for her on a daily basis or once in a while, groomed her on pony days, mucked out her stable and filled her haynets to those who never met her but adopted her from afar… her loss will be felt by us all, her empty stable will be a very difficult sight to get used to.

Sadly wear and tear on her old joints and sheer old age meant that Maggie had begun to feel too tired and weary to live a happy life, and as a final act of love we knew that we must let her go with some dignity.

Rest in peace Maggie, we are sure that you will be getting a lovely groom from Jim and greeting all your horse and pony friends who were waiting to walk into the sunset with you.

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