Piper came to us as a young foal who was missing his mummy, who had been torn away from him far too early. He was unwanted, but because the owner wouldn’t give him away and do the right thing through kindness he had to be bought for £50 by one of our staff who couldn’t leave him.
He was a shy baby but with love and fuss soon came around and spent a while in a foster home and at Hope Pastures hanging around and generally having fun with other rescued foals. He was given time to grow and trust people and learn basic handling, and when ready he was gelded. He had always been a perfect gentleman to have around with such a sweet personality, a one in a million pony!
Soon after he was gelded we began to search for his forever home, and amongst the enquiries was Meg and her mum. Meg had been attending our Pony Days for years and was by now a dedicated and caring young horsewoman who helped out at her local stables. She fell in love with Piper and after all the necessary checks and procedures were done, Piper went to live with Meg. He is treated by a prince and very well loved, and he had lots of horsey friends. Meg takes him out for walks and she Piper have a lovely bond.
Update from Meg
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
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.