Arrived at Hope Pastures August 2008
Re-homed October 2010
Garnet came to us after being discovered chained up on a disused waste ground during winter 2008, he had been there in all winds and weathers since he was just 6 months old. Luckily a caring person took pity on him and offered to buy him from his owner and after paying the final instalment on him, asked us if she could sign him over to us and help her remove him from his tether and bring him straight to Hope Pastures.
Garnet (formerly ‘Pepper’)
We are very proud of Garnet and his loan owner Christine, who have had a very hard past 12 months. Garnet became ill and after lots of investigation he was found to have sinus infections due to damage in his roots of his teeth.
Garnet has bravely endured 2 major operations which involved long stays in the horse hospital, and having a sinus drain put in to his head to ease the infection and create access to his sinuses to clear them daily.
Garnet has behaved so well and endured lots of painful procedures, he has been a little soldier throughout it all. Christine has been the perfect owner and been at Garnets side throughout everything, spending hours with him at the hospital just talking to him, grooming him and taking him for walks.Garnet is lucky to have such a devoted owner and we wish them many happy years together, Garnet is making a good recovery and is now back home with his pony friends and enjoying life like a normal pony.
Garnet is very sweet natured and trusting and loves human company. He is also a very brave pony as when Hope Pastures went to collect him he was led from a nearby town and passed buses, cars, bikes, dogs and children without blinking an eye. He even went over a wooden bridge, which went over a waterfall, which is something that most ponies would spook at.
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The beautiful, timid Welsh pony, who’s learning to trust again
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
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.