Bonnie and Poppy
Re-homed July 2013
|Bonnie was found abandoned and heavily in foal, with very overgrown hooves. She was not Microchipped and no owner came forward so poor Bonnie was left homeless and in need of a secure future. If no safe place could be found then Bonnie would be euthanized. We were approached for help as a last chance, and although we were very full we just couldn’t say no. Bonnie on arrival was very defensive and didn’t like humans very much which is hardly surprising. We had to be very kind and patient to gain her trust to let us groom and handle her, as she would kick and bite. Eventually Bonnie settled in well and the anxious wait was happening for her foal to be born. There were many false starts but finally one morning the staff and volunteers were over the moon to see a tiny fluffy head over the stable door. Bonnie had done an amazing job and been such a brave girl, and given birth alone through the night. Both mum and foal were fine although Bonnie was so tired and sweaty. The foal was named Poppy and she grew into a cheeky little character. The search began for their forever home and we tried our best to find them a home together. This is usually quite difficult, but Bonnie and Poppy were offered a brilliant home together with a lovely family. They have settled in really well and are adored by their loan owners, and live in a little Shetland ‘Herd’ at their new yard, where they romp and play all day long.|| |
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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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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
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.
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.