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A few hours ago we waved goodbye to Gazza (Gasparin), a pony taken in by us when his owners thought there was no other option for him but the abattoir. Gazza was severely overweight and was suffering from laminitis when we collected him, he could barely walk anywhere and spent most of his first few days with us laid down. He was put on a carefully controlled diet and with time, having had his overgrown feet attended to, we were able to start gently exercising him.

Gazza has now been adopted by Linda from the Correze and will be living with her lovely mare Beleza, who sadly lost her old companion a short while ago….as had Gazza in his previous home.  We look forward to hearing all about how Gazza gets on in his new life and we feel privileged to have been able to help such a kind and gentle pony.

Waiting for his new mum to arrive....

Waiting for his new mum to arrive....

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Bye Gazza.......see you soon

Bye Gazza.......see you soon

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Gazza has now started some gentle work with us. Starting off with long reining in the round pen, then we progressed to a wander round the orchard…

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A few weeks ago ERF heard about the plight of Gasparin, a beautiful 15 yr old Norwegian Fjord gelding that was on his way to being sold to the abattoir. His French owners had acquired a property 5 years previous, and with it came a pony, Gasparin. They had tried selling him, to no avail, because of his previous history of laminitis. They felt their only option of a buyer was the abattoir, until someone thankfully suggested ERF. Happily, they agreed that ERF could take him under their wing and try and find him a new adoptive family in the future. What struck us straight away with Gasparin was his kind and generous nature, despite the pain he was in from his feet.

Last Monday we picked up a very fat and lonely Gasparin…

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