Our First Open Day

Open dayWe would like to thank everyone who came to support our first ever Open Day. We had a fantastic turn out of approximately 500 people.

We had a few teething problems due to weather and time management but we will learn and improve for future events.

Our dedicated team and a few supporters arrived early to feed the 60 residents and clean out all their stables. They then set up stalls and manned them and the areas around the farm, a quick cuppa at the end then started the night feeds. We couldn’t do what we do without them or our public support and donations, so a massive thank you to you all.

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facebook_1458689231338Yesterday we seized 3 ponies from abandonment after we had placed an abandonment notice on their field and no owner responded, this followed on from a much larger Charity seizing 3 from the same field on welfare grounds.

They were seen by one of our fabulous vets Luke, when they arrived and all 3 found to be in foal and near enough full term, Faith and Maisie are healthy young ladies but poor Molly (Pictured) is tiny, in foal to a cob stallion, aged mid to late 20s and has symptoms and bloods consistent with a very serious condition called Hyperlipidemia.

Hyperlipidemia has an up to 70{6a58d31d3c5a0a8c6a8185d433f901ea3d6300a08925ea4c531ce37ae37d0426} mortality rate and is even more risky with age and pregnancy so we need to monitor poor Molly for the slightest change at all times.

 

 

A SWEET TOUCH FROM BURTONS

facebook_1458755157262We would like to say a huge thank you to Burtons, for their very generous donation to our Open day on Easter Sunday 27th March 2016.

McColls support HSW

McCollsOur lovely Fundraising Manager Sam Robinson, collecting a cheque for £381.00 from McColls in Irby. This donation was gratefully received from their carrier bag sales.

POORLY CARROTS

Carrots 2As you will remember Carrots arrived with us from Cumbria a few weeks ago with an almost completely blind eye, from a previous injury, on Sunday morning we found Carrots with his bad eye all pussy and inflamed, so called our vet Elliot straight out who admitted him to The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital for further examinations.

By Monday morning one of the surgeons rang me to say, due to the old damage flaring up and being painful for him and it very likely to do this on a regular basis, the kindest thing to do for him was to remove his eye, this was done under general anesthetic yesterday afternoon. He is recovering well and should be able to come home later today but as always has been a big expense over £1000 that we just don’t have at the minute, if you can even donate £1 that would be a massive help to Carrots. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Tesco support our Open Day

IMG-20160310-WA0007We would like to thank Tesco, Bidston, for their very generous donation of items for use for our Easter Open Day in raffles, tombola.

HOPE, SPARTACUS AND TILLY UPDATE

Hope 2All 3 have now been seen by the Vet, Farrier and Dentist, not all the vets results are in yet but Hopes blood results came back consistent with a pony with malnutrition and muscle wastage, poor little Spartacus has a massive worm burden for such a little man so will need steroids to get him through his first wormer.

Hope and Tilly had their feet trimmed by one of our fab farriers Tom Clothier, but as Spartacus had been poorly the previous night and his baby feet aren’t desperate we decided not to stress him and wait till next week.

Our lovely Lee-Shakeshaft Edt examined Tillys teeth first, as she has barely been able to eat and found that several of her baby teeth had come loose, but with lack of any food to chew on to shift them, they had lodged in her gums causing a lot of pain for her, Hopes teeth were very, very sharp and Spartacus is too young for any dental work, but given his start in life, Lee just had a check that his teeth were developing as they should and now everyone should find eating much more pleasurable.

BIG THANKS TO SUPPORT ADOPTION FOR PETS & PETS AT HOME

Pets at homeFor the donation of a pallet of food for our horses and ponies, these are slightly damaged bags that cannot be sold in store and are then very kindly donated to charities up and down the country making a huge difference to all animals in need, thank you so much.