Here are the stories of some of the equines we have helped so far…….
Locked up for 6 months in a barn with terribly overgrown feet.
Nanette, Lena and Belle
A gorgeous trio of jennies on their way to the slaughter house. Nanette has slipper feet in need of intensive farrier & vet care, Lena and Belle are two of her foals. Unfortunately we have been unable to find out the fate of their two companions.
Ruby & Ebony
Saved from the meat man at St Yrieix Horse sale
This little 2yr old donkey was just days away from being transported off for meat. Sadly we were too late for the other 3 donkeys as they had left the day before. Titos will be rehabilitated before ERF trys to find him a family.
When we first heard about Hugo he had been shut in a dark cell of a stable with no light,water,food or bedding.The winter before his donkey companion had died from neglect…we were determined to get Hugo out, and so with the help of our loyal supporters we rescued Hugo and rehabilitated him back to health. His full story can be read here.
A young Breton mare destined for the slaughterhouse after she failed to reproduce. We rescued her from a fattening farm and were surprised to find out that she was in the early stages of pregnancy – her foal is was born in April 08.
Cindy has been a broodmare all her life, her foals usually ended up in the meat trade before the age of 2 yrs old.
ERF founder members Trina and Jon first saw Cindy at a mushroom farm that was shutting down. Her condition shocked us especially as she was feeding a foal at foot. She was surviving on stale bread and the field was just weed. The farm was shutting down and selling all the horses to the butcher…Cindy and the other pregnant mare that was there, Sunrise, were heading for the abattoir before we stepped in and saved them. Trina saving Cindy and and her foal Cola, and the Dobsons saving pregnant Sunrise and foal Tequila.
Both mares have really improved and are looking like horses again instead of skeletons. Cindy is only 12 yrs old but looked more like a horse in her 30′s!
Cindy has a wonderful loving nature and adores people. Her foal, Cola, is now weaned from her and lives with Sunrises foal, Tequila in their new home.
Rescued from a fattening farm after being bought up from Spain. See his story here…