Lily came to Hope Pastures in 2011 after she was found by the police straying with her foal. She was so terrified they couldn’t catch her, so asked for our help. Fortunately we were able to get Lily and her foal into a trailer, and bring them to Hope Pastures.
Lily’s foal, whom we named Lucky, has now gone to a loving forever home. But Lily had been so frightened in the past that she is still wary of people, and so will stay here as one of our permanent residents, while we help her to regain her trust in humans.
She’s an 11 hands high Welsh Mountain pony mare and is now over 12 years old. She has lots of fans who love to come and visit her.
Thanks to a great deal of patience from our yard staff and volunteers – who use clicker training, Trust Technique and homeopathy – Lily is now a lot braver and a great deal more trusting. She allows herself to be gently handled and enjoys saying hello to visitors over the fence. She loves her relaxed life, spending her days in the field with her horse friends and her nights in her stable.
Lily’s colour is officially called grey but, as with most greys, age has now turned her white. She loves rolling in the mud or dust, though, so can often look rather grubby!+ Add to basket
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.
Flies are a real bother for all ponies and donkeys.
Ponies need their feet trimming every 4-6 weeks.
Quality haynets with extra-small holes
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.