Willow was put to sleep quite unexpectedly due to a severe Colic and she is very much missed by everyone who knew her. Willow was generally a healthy horse but had a mild colic, and the vet thinks that she may have had some kind of a tumour which caused part of her gut to begin to die.
Willow was the first horse rescued under the new board of trustees at Hope Pastures and we quickly became very fond of her, she was so sad and thin on arrival but after lots of good feed and TLC she soon got her spirit back and became very proud and highly strung. She looked beautiful galloping to the field with her head held high and her tail up in the air, it is a sight we will miss and how we will always remember her.
Willows friends also miss her and now walk quietly down for their tea without Willow to lead the way, as she always galloped ahead. We are privileged to have known Willow and she will never be forgotten.
We hope that Willow galloped over Rainbow Bridge and is now prancing around free from pain with her old companions xx
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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
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£15 buys a bedding bedding bale.
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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.