Horses and ponies are under pressure. We get calls every week telling us about problems and asking us to help. We’ve taken two more ponies in recently, one small, the other medium sized. The main difficulty people find is being able to afford to keep their pony. Unless you have your own land you have to pay for livery which is rent for a stable and buying in of feed. Sometimes we go out to see ponies who are in a terrible condition, it might be lack of knowledge and ignorance of correct horse care. Horses and ponies need a lot of room to walk around and have natural exercise. Keeping them in a tiny ‘play-pen’ paddock will only lead to long term problems.
If you have a pony you can’t look after or have an old-stager who needs a comforable retirement please get in touch, we’ll try to help if we can. A donation is required, which helps with the care of our many horses.