12th July 2019
Today we said goodbye to Snoopy, one of our resident ponies.
It was a really sad day and is never an easy decision to make but in Snoopy’s case, he was no longer able to live pain free due to lameness issues which recently became much worse and affected his quality of life.
Usually, we can manage this with pain relief and rest, however this time it was obvious that this wasn’t working and Snoopy wasn’t going to recover so we made the heartbreaking but most responsible and kind decision to say goodbye.
Snoopy came to live with us in 2014 as a 3 year old colt and despite his issues with his hooves led a happy and active life.
He was clever, spirited, confident and yet a scaredy cat with some things, beautiful and cute, and loved to learn. He also liked to boss the other ponies around which wasn’t always appreciated but taught a lot of younger ponies how to behave in a herd.
He bonded well with anyone who got to know him, especially staff and volunteers who were lucky enough to clicker train him, and loved his girlfriend Lily who he always missed if she went out of sight.
His pal Rafael will also really miss him as they had been field mates for many years and originally came from the same family of ponies.
The place will definitely not be the same without him.
Sleep well, Snoopy. We love you lots ??
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