As we remember sacrifice during wartime, our rehomed horse helps war heroes to heal.
When Polly, a piebald cob mare now aged five and standing at 14.3hh, first came into our care she was suffering from horrendous wounds of her own. Having suffered a severe injury herself, Polly knows very well what trauma is. She knows that you have to be brave, thick-skinned, and that if you hang on long enough, it can get better. Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1xcR6jd
Once fully recovered, Polly found a career which meant her patience and experience could be put to real use. She is now part of the team at HorseBack UK – an organisation, supported by Help for Heroes, which helps mentally and physically scarred service personnel to recover.
Founder of the charity, Jock Hutchison, says that injured and acutely stressed UK servicemen, with the help of horses, can reclaim their confidence, dignity, and especially in the case of amputees, their mobility. Polly helps servicemen and women who fought bravely in Afghanistan, Iraq, The Falklands, Northern Ireland and even the Balkans to regain their confidence too, just like she did. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1xcR6jd