Six ponies need new homes

  • The Blue Cross is looking for experienced homes for six of its rehabilitated ponies. The ponies are aged between four and nine years old and range in height from 12hh to 13.2hh.

    Vicky Walton, deputy stable manager, said: “It’s rare for us to have this many ponies ready for homing at any one time but we had a large number of young ponies last year and all of these six were started together and have therefore come up for re-homing at the same time.”

    Describing the Blue Cross’ re-homing policy, Vicky explained: “Each of the ponies have individual requirements but for all of them we are looking for people with equine experience who can take the ponies on a permanent loan basis and have fun with them. All the ponies will go on to make good pony club ponies with the right homes.”

    The ponies available for re-homing include two bay geldings: Wallace, a four-year-old 12.2hh New Forest cross, and Gromit, a six-year-old 12.0hh ride and drive Dartmoor cross.

    Three of the ponies, including a 12.3hh seven-year-old strawberry roan called Chad, have been re-started and undergone a thorough rehabilitation using the Parelli natural horsemanship scheme since they arrived at the centre.

    For more details about the ponies, contact the Blue Cross (tel: 01993 822454).

  • The Blue Cross raised nearly £5,000 at its annual horse show on 1 July.

    Vicky Walton, Deputy Centre Manager says: “It was a great day. We received a record number of entries and raised £4712.27 for the equine centre. We would like to thank all those involved for making this day a success.”

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