December 6 2013 Latest news:
Can you offer Spike (pictured) a new home? Spike, a 13.1hh three year old piebald cob, is an exceptionally sensible pony with an old head on young shoulders. He originally came to Hall Farm in February 2011 after being found locked in a lorry container with another pony. Both ponies were thin and in poor condition. After being expertly rehabilitated by the staff at Hall Farm, Spike shows every promise of making a brilliant ridden pony when he is older as he is just so laid back and calm. Spike loves to play with his young companions but if it all gets a bit too boisterous he will wander off to amuse himself. Spike is very well mannered and polite in every way making him exceptionally easy to handle and care for. He is amazing for such a young pony and a firm favourite with the staff. We are looking for a home where he can grow and develop physically before being broken in by a rehomer with experience of youngsters who has broken in horses in the past. This gentle, willing pony is a rare find. If you
Friday, September 20, 2013
World Horse Welfare, which has a centre in Norfolk, has issued an emergency appeal for cash to help care for a growing number of animals which need urgent care.
The charity has started installing fences and pens at Hall Farm, Snetterton, which has rescued multiple groups of eight, four and three horses in recent months. The modifications, which the charity also wants to install at its other three centres, will help Hall Farm receive future large groups quickly and safely to try and keep pace with the demand for its help.
A spokesman said that between January and the end of August the number of horses brought in to the charity’s centres had risen by 23pc.
Horses were still being bred on a large scale and continued to be imported from Ireland and the continent, despite there being no market for them. With breeders finding they could no longer sell their assets for a high price, the charity was seeing hundreds of horses left to fend for themselves.
■ Donate at: www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Appeal/Horses-at-risk or ring 01953 497239.