In July 2007, Trina and Jon visited the now infamous fattening farm in Dept. 41 and brought home Fiona (a young donkey left alone in her field), Zorito (a handsome Spanish gelding) and Noisette (a gentle Breton mare). Noisette shared her field with two other well known rescues, Cybelle a lovely Percheron mare now living with Equine Market Watch a charity based in the UK and Lancia, a huge Percheron living with ERF member Rita.
Whilst we bought these animals privately, this was the trip that inspired the creation of Equine Rescue France.
When we purchased Noisette, we suspected that she was pregnant and wanted to save her from going for meat. Over her time with us she has proven to be a gentle mare mothering young Fiona whilst she herself grew ever larger.
On Saturday night (thankfully the first dry evening for many weeks), Noisette gave birth to a beautiful, healthy filly whom we have named Almonde….