Arrived August 2012
Re-homed March 2013
Blossom was rescued alongside her mum, Sapphire from the horse Auctions. Blossom was unhandled and very timid but after a few days and lots of scratches and treats, she soon became a tame and friendly little Filly. She was full of lice and worms as are most of our new arrivals, but after this was treated she was weaned from her mother and let to run with other foals at Hope Pastures, where she loved to play and be the boss! Blossom is a beautiful Steel grey colour and soon began to grow and was ready for her new home. We knew that Blossom would need a special home who would be happy to wait until Blossom had matured before starting her ridden training. A young lady came along to visit Blossom and fell in love right away. The feeling was mutual and Blossom seemed to love Faye, they spent ages getting to know one another and Faye decided to offer Bossom a forever home. This was a big step for Faye because she had lost her beautiful horse, Efir suddenly some months before and she wasn’t sure she was ready to love another horse. Blossom has become an absolutely beautiful young horse and is settled in really well in her new home where she is spoilt rotten.
Update from Faye January 2014
Blossom is doing really well, she’s now just 14.1HH and still getting bum high. I measured her the other day to see an estimated height with the rope test and held a tape measure next to it and it said she will make around 16HH, she’s just growing slowly. She is brilliant with the farrier but not sure about her teeth, she is now getting better with me looking in her mouth though. She is not at all fazed by clippers she had her face trimmed and a patch on her shoulder clipped so I could keep an eye on the lump but I’m happy to report it’s shrunk. She’s filling out beautifully and loves her food, she has great friends and even boyfriends with a gelding in the next field and they are always standing together. She’s had a bridle on quickly and is not bothered at all so there will be no problem getting tack on her but that can wait until she’s 3. She is really good in traffic and she walks out in hand with my friends Clyde colt and buses, cars etc go past with out a problem she didn’t like tractors at first but isn’t bothered any more, she’s also good with dogs and small children. She’s just an amazing youngster and so similar to my late boy, she loves fuss and loves to try and kiss you especially with food around her mouth.
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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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£10 buys a bale of hay and two bags of carrots
£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.