Bobbie was taken into Leahurst last week after concerns of possible cancer. We are pleased to say, Bobbies infection has been drained and no cancer was found, so after a few days of flushing out the infected area he should be home today.
Baby Toos also has an aggressive sarcoid near her eye, we are awaiting an appointment to take her in and how best to deal with it.
We are still desperately fundraising to cover Bobbies hospital stay and for the treatment of Toos’ sarcoid, if you can even spare £1 it all adds up, thank you for your continued support.
The last little herd to go out. Poppy (first little grey) followed by Flossie then Carrots and Buddy following. Buddy and Poppy are prone to Laminitis and great hudini’s have to go on minimal grass with post and rail fencing, to prevent them escaping to the long grass. With so much grass at the farm we had to wait for the bigger ponies to eat it down, also Flossie has spent her life with Queenie and the big horses and for her health it was time to separate them. This had to be a steady progress so not to stress Flossie or Queenie. Flossie has integrated well as have them all in this herd and they are having a great time playing and bonding. Queenie being Mummy to all at HSW is in a prime location to be able to see everyone and loves keeping a close eye on baby Morgan. All our paddocks are separated to take in to account the horses needs, for example Shetlands in one paddock with minimal grass as prone to laminitis, re-homables, oldies etc.
Coco had been unable to be caught for several years before coming to us, hence the state of her feet, but having really taken to Tamzin Furtados clicker training we have been able to start putting her out with Faith, Morgan and Maisie during the day and she is perfect to be caught to come in first time every day, this is perfect so she is settled in the herd ready for when her baby is born.
With winter over its time to start doing jobs on the farm. We have fences to build/repair, and lots of fixing and sorting out to do. It is also time to start working on the horses in order to find them loving forever homes. Below are just a few photos of Blues having her saddle fitted and Banjo trying on his first harness. Tilly and Rosie doing box loading and scary objects training (not really scary, but the horses can be spooked at the silliest things) Tilly has had a bridle on and done lots of in hand work, and been an absolute star, taking it all in her stride.
Kev Baker completed his 5k swim and he did it in an amazing 1h 22m, huge thank you to Kev and Helen for their generosity, but also their friends and family for sponsoring him, he has raised a fantastic £571.15. Well done Kev, you are a super star, thank you.
We are having our first table top sale at the farm on Sunday 15th May 1pm-5pm. There will be Horsey and Household items for sale, and the Equisafety team will have an end of stock sale stall with all proceeds being donated to us. We will have a BBQ going with cakes and drinks for sale, so well worth dropping in for a bargain.
Hollie and Muffin went off to their new home together on 8th May, they are going to be spoiled rotten with the lovely Minchin family.