Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974
Raven

Raven

Raven

Raven was originally found straying in Ireland and was rescued by a kind lady. She was in foal and after a while she gave birth to Midnight and they lived quite happily together, until the owner could no longer care for them. Searching everywhere in Ireland she had no luck finding them a suitable sanctuary.

Eventually the Retreat Animal Rescue in Kent offered both ponies the safety of their stables and they stayed there for a couple of years whilst Midnight grew into a beautiful young man, who was the double of his mum.

We heard that The Retreat were really struggling with the sheer number of rescued equines they had I their care and that they were desperate to ease the load, so offered our help because we had an empty paddock. We try to help out other rescue centres when we can because it’s so important that all who help animals work together.

Soon enough Raven and Midnight arrived at Hope Pastures, and stayed here and at some grazing nearby for a while. We tried for a long time to re-home them together but sadly in the end had to separate them, and both found good homes. Raven is keeping a beautiful pony called River company and will start her ridden work this summer. They have a beautiful big field and lovely stables to live in just outside their owners house. Midnight is keeping another of our ponies, Lucky company in his loan home and hope he will begin his ridden training soon too.

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Raven in her new home.

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Raven(left) and her son, Midnight(right) at Hope Pastures.



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Raven in her new home, with her new friend ‘River’

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Cloud
Cloud

The ever-patient, pint-sized pony who’s everybody’s buddy

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Sago
Sago

Our most-travelled pony, spreading pony love everywhere!

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Lilac
Lilac

Our fluffiest donk, who knows her own mind!

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Ned
Ned

A gentle donkey with the people he knows, but shy with strangers.

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Bernie
Bernie

The lovely coloured pony who is still learning to trust.

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Freddie
Freddie

The dude with the crazy forelock. Well-behaved, the opposite of his mane

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    ! Gift of the Month: Fly Spray – 1l

    Flies are a real bother for all ponies and donkeys.

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    Aromaitch Fly Bite Cream

    Fast relief from itching.

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    Antibacterial hoof dressing

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    Ponies need their feet trimming every 4-6 weeks.

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    Integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage.

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    McTimoney therapy

    Non invasive holistic technique.

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    Pure Feed Balance

    Gives optimum levels of vits, mins and amino acids for our ponies.

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    Robinsons Animal Lintex

    We always need these in stock.

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    Our ponies love these licks.

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    Top Chop Lite

    Low in sugar, our ponies eat this every day as part of their dinner.

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    Vaccination

    Essential annually for every pony to keep them healthy.

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    Wormer

    Not nice to talk about, but essential.

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! Gift of the Month: Fly Spray – 1l
! Gift of the Month: Fly Spray – 1l

Flies are a real bother for all ponies and donkeys.

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Aromaitch Fly Bite Cream
Aromaitch Fly Bite Cream

Fast relief from itching.

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Bag of Carrots
Bag of Carrots

Every pony’s favourite treat!

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Bale of Hay
Bale of Hay

Good quality forage is the mainstay of our ponies’ diet.

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Bale of Straw
Bale of Straw

Straw is one of the most common bedding options.

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Dental Check-Up
Dental Check-Up

Just like us our ponies need to have their teeth checked.

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