Uncared for ‘sheep’ pony thriving in new house


A uncared for pony discovered with a severely matted coat is now thriving in his new house.

Cob Stan was admitted to Blue Cross in Rolleston-on-Dove in June final 12 months as half a gaggle of welfare instances.

On the time he was simply one-year-and-eight-months-old and was nervous, underweight and his coat was so matted employees described him as ‘a sheep’.

Stan wanted to be sedated for the muddy mass of fur to be clipped off.

“As soon as we had eliminated his coat we may see what a poor situation he was in and that he wanted loads of TLC to nurse him again to full well being and acquire some confidence round individuals,” mentioned Verity Anderton-Johnson Blue Cross horse rehoming co-ordinator. “In our care, he went via our rehabilitation course of and began to develop a stunning calm character for a teenager.”

Laura Davey from Crewe already had three ponies from Blue Cross, however her daughter Evie checked the charity’s web site day by day to discover a companion for the youngest, Sprout. As quickly as she noticed Stan she knew he was the one.

“As there have been already three nicely cared for horses on the house we knew Stan would discover the love he deserved,” mentioned Verity. “Seeing how a lot he has come on since being in Blue Cross care and now in his dream house is fantastic. We couldn’t have wished for wherever extra good for him.”

Stan’s rehabilitation took nearly three months earlier than he was able to discover a house of his personal.

“Stan simply adores Evie and as quickly as he hears the automobile he comes working to the gate,” mentioned Laura. “He follows her in every single place and must be concerned with something she’s doing. He notably loves story time and listening to about her day and, within the phrases of Evie, a Stan cuddle makes all the things higher and all her worries simply disappear.

“Evie says he

means all the things to her and he’s her entire world and her finest buddy and she or he simply loves him. She’s wanting ahead to when he’s a bit older and with the ability to go for walks across the village and carry her picnic.”

2022 is the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of Blue Cross, initially ‘Our Dumb Pals League’. The charity fashioned to assist susceptible pets and their house owners and it continues this work at the moment throughout its rehoming, medical, animal behaviour, pet bereavement assist and academic work.

Blue Cross depends on the assist and donations of pet lovers to proceed its work, to seek out out extra and make a donation go to www.bluecross.org.uk/125-years-of-blue-cross

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