The nameless new boy arrives
Turns out I didn’t have enough time to finish the blog before the new arrival. He came from a stable so small he could barely turn round. He was only fed once a day from a height so his teeth have grown totally wrong, and haven’t ground down properly. This is making it difficult for him to eat, he is skinny ( but not as bad as normally, which on first glance he seemed “not bad enough”).
But this isn’t the main problem, please watch the video to see why we took him, he can barely stand up on his back legs. It took us 15 minutes to get down the ramp, including falling down twice. We couldn’t say no.
Luckily the skinny paddock are all very accepting horses at the moment. Although before too long, Zingaro we think will find his young lost voice. Other horses they made no fuss to allow a new boy into their paddocks. Good old grandad Turbo has taken now 3 new rescues under his wing in under 1 month. This has to be a record. We have never taken so many in 1 time, especially since we said we were full. Sadly we expected this, the aftermath of lockdown, the repercussions of the corona effect. It effects horse rescues not only effects humans.
The humans have lost their incomes mainly due to the island relying almost entirely on Tourism. Which more or less stopped for the year so people struggled to pay house, electric and food bills. If the essentials were a struggle then people had to give up the luxuries, which sadly often include pets and hobbies, which horses are regularly considered as here. This results in them becoming abandoned or left to starve in the corner with the bare minimum to keep them alive until the lucky winners of the roulette game get to come to us or other horse lovers lucky enough to be in a situation to help.
If you are in a situation to donate to the new horse or towards our new land appeal we are very grateful, but if not please help us find someone who can donate to our
new land Fundraiser
On our how to help page
you can read more about our new land appeal.