Our Ponies

Lady

"LADY"  A horse bred for racing.  She raced at Exeter and Newton Abbott.  To slow for racing she was sold at auction to spend a lifetime in unloving homes.  Her last home was probably the worst.  Now elderly her huge frame was starved & bullied in a mud patch full of scrap metal and old building materials.  Lucky to survive she finally got free with a little help from her friends.  She has settled in well and now enjoys her days and has finally stopped trying to kick us.

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Winston

WinstonHe has had a bad start in life.  He was found wandering the roads and was picked up by Cardiff’s animal wardens and taken to the pound.  As a very sensitive 10 year old 15.2hh stallion he had limited options.  Now a gelding he has settled in well with the other Horses & Ponies at the Centre”.

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Star

StarStar came to us from a horse dealer's yard. She had been with six owners in a few weeks. All had tried to force her into submission and she was badly beaten. Whereas some ponies have their spirit broken by cruelty, Star had become vicious and would attack anyone who came near her. She has adjusting well and can now be handled, she cannot however be trusted as bad memories can trigger a personality change in the wink of an eye. It is very unlikely that Star can ever leave the centre.

Star is available to Sponsor. Sponsors help provide tender Loving care for Star & friends for just 0.50p per week.

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Jake

JakeJake was a rented Pit Pony. He was owned by a company who had lots of Pit Ponies working in small private mines in the Welsh coalfields. For £25 per week he would come to work in your coal mine! No rules, no instruction book, just pay up on time or we will send the lads round. He last worked at a colliery up in the forestry overlooking Glyneath. However the price of coal was in decline and he was sold as a nice quiet riding pony. He was found eventually working in a Trekking Centre where he was proving unsuitable as he would not canter and was not keen to trot.

They thought him lazy and wanted him gone. However Pit Ponies soon learn that to trot, canter or gallopin the colliery is almost certain injury or death. Jake worked with Pit Pony Dick at the colliery hauling coal from deep underground through the maze of tunnels to the surface.

Jake is available to Sponsor. Sponsors help provide tender Loving care for Jake & friends for just 0.50p per week.

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Dylan

DylanDylan was a rented Pit Pony. He was owned by a company who had lots of Pit Ponies working in small private mines in the Welsh coalfields. For £25 per week he would come to work in your coal mine! No rules, no instruction book, just pay up on time or we will send the lads round. However the price of coal was in decline and he was sold as a nice quiet riding pony.

Unfortunately he was far too strong for his rider. To a Pit Pony running is almost certain death or injury. Like most Pit Ponies Dylan was very reluctant to trot or canter.

Dylan is available to Sponsor. Sponsors help provide tender Loving care for Dylan & friends for just 0.50p per week.

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Iggy

IggyIggy is a Liver Chestnut part bred section "B" Cob pony gelding. He suffered a fractured shoulder when he was only 8 months old. Having his weight on his one good leg at such a young age caused the leg to bow. Corrective shoeing has sorted the problem.

It has taken a long time for Iggy to get properly back on his feet. He has settled in here and is a bit of a mischief and he is always playing and having fun with the other small ponies here at the Centre.

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