Hamish, Teddy and Duncan came to us in 2017 as a ready made herd when their owner’s circumstances changed. They had grown up together having initially been rescued from a truly awful breeding site, and they needed to stay together. Mane Chance seemed the perfect choice and we have been delighted to welcome them. Hamish is the most timid of the three, but also the eldest and so their little leader. Despite the fact that they have had good care for nine years prior to coming to us, Hamish, being a year older than the other two, has memories of the time when life was not so good.

Hamish is such a delight to watch as he is probably the horse on our site that is improving the most at the moment.  When he arrived with us, he was head shy and didn’t like much fuss at all, preferring to stand back and watch anything happening from afar.  But gradually and slowly, we have been working with him at his own pace and he has really responded to have been given time to settle down.  As he has become used to more faces, his guard has dropped and he has widened his circle of friends. It feels like a switch has been flicked now and he is unrecognisable from the pony that first arrived. He steps forward to volunteer himself and is so patient with little people and happy to be groomed and walked by them, even if they are novices – he almost wills the children working with ponies for the first time to succeed by being so gentle and responsive with them.

Hamish is our own little Houdini. He baffled us a few times appearing in the next track despite extra fence lines being added below those already in place and the electric fencing turned on however, we suspect that he jumped over the fence!!!!! We still don’t know for sure, but the additional top line has thwarted his escapes, so we are left to wonder what happened – certainly Hamish isn’t letting on and is quite enjoying the air of mystery he has created around himself, I think! 

How to sponsor Hamish

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

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

  • A sponsorship certificate.
  • A colour photo of Hamish.
  • Regular e-updates about Hamish.
  • A birthday card.
  • An opportunity to visit Hamish 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 Hamish and all the other Mane Chance horses.
  • A Mane Chance calendar.
  • Packet of greetings cards featuring a picture of Hamish.

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 Hamish.
  • Regular e-updates about Hamish.
  • A birthday card
  • An opportunity to visit Hamish 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:

  • A small cuddly horse soft toy.
  • All Junior Basic Sponsorship items
  • Free admission to the MCS open day to visit Hamish 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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