We would like to thank SGS (UK) Limited and staff, for their very kind donation. We really appreciate you thinking of us and our horses. The money will be put towards our current huge vet bill.
Our new stables are up at Wallasey Site for the Shetlands. Built and installed by the lovely Adam Grogan of Wirral Shelters. Adam worked tirelessly through the bad weather to get the stables up and running. We are absolutely thrilled with the results.
Also a massive thank you to these lads for clearing all the old stable wood from site for us, all the way from Widnes and only charged what it costs them to dispose of it and gave up their own time for free, great lads and did a great job even in the mud.
Its been busy this week so will give a brief update.
Blues and Toos:
Toos is doing well and gaining weight, Blues however will take a lot longer to get her to good health. Blues coat is falling out due to her immune system being very low, having anaemia and recovery from lice. She is looking brighter and eating well but this poor girl gave so much to save her baby, it will take some time before she is the pony she should be.
Ruby is bright and very chatty, she has had a vet check, her feet and teeth done, been wormed and had a lovely massage. Ruby loves kisses and cuddles, shes eating well and doing just great.
Banjo was castrated last week, with one testicle being abnormal, it was taken to the labs for testing. Result was it was just flesh, meaning he has one retained testicle in his abdomen needing invasive surgery to remove it.
Pollyanna had a bout of colic Monday morning, the vets came out and treated her and all seemed well. Unfortunately Tuesday morning she didn’t seem herself and was taken into Leahurst Equine Hospital. As always we wont separate Pollyanna and Finlay, so Fin went with her. Polly was tubed and scanned but the vets are at a loss at the moment with her immune system low, the vets are running every test possible to get Polly onto the right treatment and well again.
Squeak still has a drainage tube from her nose, and is still on antibiotics. The tube is doing it’s job and draining her infection.
With so many poorly ponies our bank account is empty, as always we would appreciate any donations big or small to help us give the ponies the best of care.
To finish on a good note, Amy our chair has been nominated for Pet Plans Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year Award.
Amy was diagnosed with a rear illness a few months ago, meaning she has been off work on sick leave. Although she struggles most days she has still been at the helm. What Amy does is just normal to her and she recognises the support from the volunteers and public as the true heros, because without them she just couldn’t do what she does.
I will finish with a few photos of our babies. Pollyanna having her scan, Ruby all settled in, and Finlay saying hello to Ruby with kisses.
We received a call on Saturday from a very distressed mother, as their new shetland pony had taken to kicking her young daughter which had become intolerable, and a massive risk to the little girl. So she needed to be moved before it happened again. We are aware that this pony has been passed around a fair bit recently and had a couple of names so our vollies have decided a fresh start requires a fresh name, so we would like to introduce ‘Holly’
Ex Race horse “Hand Care” Ruby was sold at the last Beeston sale in very poor condition, causing lots of upset. After much tracing the lovely Karen Owen purchased her and brought her to us. She arrived Saturday night, and she will receive the care needed to live a long and happy retirement. Since being at Beeston Ruby has already gained a little weight although her fluffy coat covers her petruding bones we expect her to make a full recovery back to perfect health.
Ruby, Sunday morning. So happy and settled, she’s a real chatty one, she talked to us all morning while we were mucking out and pottering around the yard. Her head was over the stable door watching everything we were doing. Which of cause meant she got lots of fusses and kisses every time we went past her. Not sure if she is nosey or clever 🙂
Ruby will be seen this week by the vet, farrier and dentist, we have also booked her a massage and reiki in.
As always we would be very grateful for any financial support in getting her back to health with vets, dentist and farrier bills mounting during this time of recovery. Please visit our donation page to find several ways to donate.