Rescued Riding School Horses Safe at Last

Only a few months after being rescued and rehomed by Remus Horse Sanctuary, the previously evicted ponies from Brook Farm Riding School have settled in and “act like they have always been with us,” says Charity Founder Sue Burton.

This came at a time when Remus themselves were financially crippled, the situation only to be made worse by the oncoming of winter. Remus will be providing lifetime care for Candy, Coco, Scotty and Minty and are asking for donations and sponsorship towards the upkeep of the four animals.

All four are now in their later years and each arrived back in September with their own problems and health issues; Coco and Candy are both in their late 30’s, and Coco has severe liver issues and awaiting a liver biopsy. Minty has COPD (breathing problems) and Scotty has PPID (endocrine disorder) and is now on medication to help him. Pat Steinbacka, the owner of the Riding School is now volunteering at Remus.

Many local youngsters learnt to ride on these ponies and there was very much a community spirit at the Riding School. Following the financial collapse of Brook Farm Riding School, all 12 elderly horses were re-homed and are now safe. Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary successfully managed the entire rehoming and relocation process and Remus paid all associated costs as well as providing homes for four of the ponies.

The Riding School owner contacted Sue Burton last year for help. Due to financial reasons, the bailiffs had moved in and evicted the owner and the horses. The horses were living in fields behind the riding school and needed homes urgently. Four of the animals had already been found homes and Remus arranged to take four and moved the remaining eight to another sanctuary in Norfolk.

Sue Burton says, “They are great ponies and really settled. The two boys go out together and the two girls together. The girls are quite old and delicate and we don’t want them getting hurt. The boys are full of themselves and full of mischief. The girls more sedate but devoted to each other.”

For further information and to make a donation via PayPal or JustGiving or to sponsor one of the four ponies, please visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

If you would like to sponsor Coco, Candy, Minty or Scotty to help with their ongoing care and wellbeing, then you can do so via our sponsorship programme. Remember that we also offer a standing order option of just £2 a month!

Evicted Riding School Horses Saved

Following the recent financial collapse of Brook Farm Riding School, all 12 elderly horses have been re-homed and are now safe.  Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary successfully managed the entire rehoming and relocation process and Remus has paid all associated costs as well as providing homes for four of the ponies.

This comes at a time when Remus themselves are financially crippled and are asking for donations towards the upkeep of the four new animals.  Remus will be providing lifetime care for Candy, Coco, Scotty and Minty. Coco and Candy are both in their late 30’s, Minty has COPD (breathing problems) and Scotty has PPID (endocrine disorder).

The Riding School owner contacted Sue Burton a few weeks ago.  Due to financial reasons, the bailiffs had moved in and evicted the owner and the horses.  The horses were living in fields behind the riding school and needed homes urgently. Even their rugs had been seized.  Four of the animals had already been found homes and Remus arranged to take four and moved the remaining eight to another sanctuary in Norfolk.

Sue said, “Many Billericay youngsters learnt to ride on these ponies and there was very much a community spirit at the Riding School.  It was so sad to think of these horses who had been used  to being stabled suddenly living out in the rain and the cold, despite all being over 20 years old.  And, despite our own financial crisis, we are very pleased to have been able to help and ensure that all the horses have gone to good homes and will be safe for life.”

For further information and to make a donation via PayPal or JustGiving, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

 

Riding School Crisis

Following the recent crisis when we were asked to help re-home 12 ex-riding school horses and ponies who had been evicted from their warm stables after their owners’ riding school collapsed financially, we are delighted to introduce you to the four that we have taken in. Please meet Candy, Coco (the black one), Scotty and Minty. Coco and Candy are both in their late 30’s, Minty has COPD and Scotty has PPID.

On Thursday, Sue successfully managed the entire relocation process of the remainder.

Only last week, these elderly ponies, who have been working hard all of their lives to give pleasure through the riding school found themselves totally stranded in the awful cold and wet weather we’ve been experiencing recently! Can you believe that even the horses rugs were seized during the eviction process! What world are we living in?!

We are of course delighted to take them in, but we do need to raise the extra funds in order to support them, in addition to 200+ animals we already have in our care. If you would like to help Candy, Coco, Scotty and Minty please make your donation via PayPal. If you are able to set up a small monthly donation as well, we would very much appreciate it. Alternatively you can use JustGiving if you prefer:https://www.justgiving.com/rmhs/donate.

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