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We always love hearing how our adopted equines are getting on with their new families and this month we have these lovely photo updates for you….

Belle on the Left

Belle is getting on really well in her new home having an important role as a companion (and eating of course!)

Balto behind and little Jenna in front

Balto & Jenna have just had their annual check up with the dentist. Balto is sporting a very smart fly rug as he suffers from a touch of sweetitch.

Columbus at the back

Columbus and his new friend Jac playing chase!

Goliath

A happy and relaxed Goliath is still helping children with emotional problems in the South of France

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Sometimes we are asked to take on and rehome equines, that often for health reasons or their age, are too vunerable to be advertised for sale by the owners. Belle is one of those ponies who had some physical difficulties, probably as the result of being used as a broodmare in the past, and could therefore only be used as a companion in the future.

We are fortunate to have some excellent people approach us to be future adopters, people that are prepared to take on equines that most others would turn their backs on. We are now extremly pleased to say that Belle has settled in well as companion to new adopter Vicki’s horse Whiz and we wish them all the very best for a happy future together.

Belle (left) with her new friend

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After a second long day on the road, Titos has been safely delivered to his permanent home and Belle and Lena have been successfully picked up.  Both Belle and Lena are very sweet natured and they travelled well. They need the farrier and Belle has a snotty nose but otherwise they seem pleased to be in their new home.

Belle and Lena at home

We’re all off for a bit of family time but will regularly update you with all their news. Thank you to everyone who has offered help this week – we appreciate all your support. Don’t forget that we still need to raise the funds to care for the donkeys – please visit our website to donate, thank you!

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Today we travelled down to the holding yard in the Dordogne to see 3 donkeys, Nanette, Belle and Lena.
 
When we got there, we saw that the condition of Nanette’s feet (the oldest donkey) are quite dire. They have overgrown to the stage that they now turn outwards on all four feet. Unfortunately she will not be suitable to re-home for some time, if ever, but we could not leave her there and so decided to get her out first. We are taking advice from donkey rehabilitation experts who have now had photos of her feet emailed to them as to what her options are. We are hoping that with remedial farriery and veterinary care we can make her more comfortable and give her a chance in life. (more…)

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