Cob enthusiasts are being invited to get a new hashtag trending next week [14-20 Nov], as the Blue Cross launches its #giveacobajob campaign.
Throughout the week, the charity will be showcasing some of the great cobs they have rehomed in the past, as well as promoting other cobs that are looking for new owners.
Horseowners are being invited to join in and help promote the rehoming campaign — and celebrate their own supercobs — by posting pictures using the hashtag #giveacobajob.
Jenna Martyn, rehoming manager at Blue Cross Burford said: “We hope this week will tempt horse lovers to give a charity cob a chance if they are looking for a new horse.
“So often under all that hair is a superstar in the making so please take a look at our rehoming page and #giveacobajob.”
The Blue Cross say they have been inundated with cobs of all ages and sizes in recent years, many of which have been rescued from suffering and neglect.
The charity believes that many of their cobs would take most disciplines in their stride, and deserve the opportunity for one-to-one care from loving new owners.
Among their previous success stories is Bertie, who arrived as a yearling severely malnourished, riddled with lice and suffering from a contagious respiratory infection.
He was rehomed to riding club competitor Kerry Alexander, and has since tried his hand at most disciplines.
“Bert is a very talented pony and a natural at dressage. We have lessons with Polly Williamson who adores Bert and can’t get over how correct his jump is,” Kerry said.
“He has become the darling of the VWH riding club. When I’m out competing, people can’t help but smile at us — either looking at his fab feathers, or wondering what we are doing at such an event. We soon show them what this little cob can do!”
Honeydew (pictured above), a 14.3hh piebald mare, is another cob who has gone on to produce an excellent competition record for her owner Sally-Ann Hammill.
Last year, they won their dressage class at the Sunshine Tour championship at Hickstead on 74.35%.
“I am totally delighted to have the loan of this loyal and talented little mare and am looking forward to moving up the dressage levels with her and going showing next year,” said Sally-Ann.
- Find out how you can #giveacobajob