Freya was sent from pillar to post and ended up being rescued because her owners kept trying to ride her, not realising that because she had kissing spine she was in so much pain that she would do her very best to stop anyone from mounting her. Freya continues to grow from strength to strength.  The now settled smaller herd that she resides in obviously suits this rather demure pony.  Over the past year, we have noticed a change in her trust of us – and it’s all good.  More often than not, when she first arrived, she kept her distance from us and observed from afar.  But gradually, we saw that she was starting to come closer and nearer and now she has started to enjoy human interaction, cuddles and scratches like the rest on occasion.  This improvement has continued and she really is like a different pony.  She chooses to come to those of the team (staff, volunteer and visitors alike) that are slightly calmer than others, but she does now seek her chosen person out for fuss and attention.  

Recently, she formed a very sweet bond with one of our Duke of Edinburgh lads and they both spent time in the field, quietly together.  We teach all of our DoE students our approach to horse care as it means that they gain the most from their time with us, and they all seem to really engage with the notion of just spending time with our horses forming the most wonderful connections.  Freya usually doesn’t partake in the sessions so much, but this one lad in particular caught her eye which is so nice to see.  It was also great to see his smile when he understands that for Freya to choose to spend time with him is actually quite an achievement for him too – we all need a little win occasionally!

Freya has her pal in Diamond (who is a little show off!) to hang around with and she looks to our wise old owl, Snoops, for the more mature company too as well as Timmy, our clown of the herd.  She’s never out of reach of them, just sometimes on the edge of the group but that’s how she likes it to be.  Ponies and horses have so many different personalities, as we all do, and when they are in a herd environment, the differences are very much on show.  It takes all types to create a settled group of horses and she takes her position in her herd with dignity and they are a very happy little team!

How to sponsor Freya

As a big thank you for your sponsorship you will get to share in Freya’s life at Mane Chance. So along with a sponsorship certificate signed by Jenny Seagrove, you will be kept fully up to date on Freya.

Basic Sponsorship
Becoming a Basic Sponsor costs just £2 per month and you’ll receive:

  • A sponsorship certificate.
  • A colour photo of Freya.
  • Regular e-updates about Freya.
  • A birthday card.
  • An opportunity to visit Freya on allocated days.

Enhanced Sponsorship
Becoming an Enhanced Sponsor costs just £5 per month and you’ll receive:

  • All Basic Sponsorship items.
  • Free admission to the MCS open day to visit Freya and all the other Mane Chance horses.
  • A Mane Chance calendar.
  • Packet of greetings cards featuring a picture of Freya.

Junior Basic Sponsors (for sponsors aged 16 years and under)
Becoming a Junior Basic Sponsor costs just £2 per month and you’ll receive:

  • A sponsorship certificate.
  • A colour photo of Freya.
  • Regular e-updates about Freya.
  • A birthday card
  • An opportunity to visit Freya on allocated days.

Junior Enhanced Sponsors (for sponsors aged 16 years and under)
Becoming a Junior Enhanced Sponsor costs just £5 per month and you’ll receive:

  • All Junior Basic Sponsorship items.
  • A small cuddly horse soft toy.
  • Free admission to the MCS open day to visit Freya and all the other Mane Chance horses.
  • A Mane Chance calendar.

 


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All updates about your sponsor horse will be sent electronically. If you would rather receive updates by post, please select the option below
For more details about sponsorship please email us at sponsorahorse@manechancesanctuary.org

 


 

Sponsorship Form

Please take the time to fill in the form below and select which form of sponsorship you would like to apply for.

 

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