At ERF we get lots of emails from people wanting to rescue an equine themselves but needing advice on how and where to start. After lots of emails being exchanged, ERF member Gina arranged to accompany us on our trip down to the holding yard in dept 24 (to save the donkeys) to see if she could help a horse that otherwise could be going for meat. Unfortunately we saw some lovely horses meet that fate before we could manage to get down there.
After looking around the fields we spotted a Palomino mare, stood minding her own business whilst a fight erupted within the herd she was with. She seemed to have a very quiet, calm nature picking up all 4 feet for us and looked like she could be a good match for Gina. We got her out of the madness in the field and trotted her up and down on the concrete, apart from neglected feet and a bit unkempt she looked in very good condition. We were told that she had been in a club and ridden but for some reason had ended up in this place. After looking her over as thoroughly as we could Gina decided that she definately wanted to buy her and the deal was done. She stood so still whilst we removed the swarm of mouche plats on her before loading her up along with Nanette to travel back to the Charente. The Palomino with no name was saved!
Well as you can see she has settled into life with her new family very well! It was discovered that her name is in fact ‘Creme’ and the riding club she was in has major financial difficulties. It’s so sad that a life of serving humans could have ended in the worst possible way….for this lucky horse though the ending was a happy one.