Thelma was one of two mares we rescued in the Spring of 2015. The mares had been abandoned and were found wandering in the road in the middle of the night. Thelma had chronic sweet itch, sores, matted and clumped hair and looked very bedraggled. With lots of TLC she has now returned to full health and is a happy (and popular!) member of our little shetland herd. She continues to be our sensible mare of the Shetland herd.  Considering there are eight Shetlands and just two mares amongst them, she has her work cut out keeping all the boys in check.

Thelma was an absolute treasure when new shettie, Rocky, arrived, as she is such a calming influence in the herd.  Not only was she not bothered by Rocky or his slightly clumsy approach to living with them, but she tried her best to keep the other boys as calm as she was, particularly Grimbo who became very over-protective against the new boy.  Over time, all of them began to realise that Thelma was indeed right – Rocky was not a threat, perhaps a little nuisance, but certainly nothing to worry about.  We now have a lovely settled herd.

She is so patient with little people and happy to be groomed and walked by them, even if they are novices – her kind temperament soon dissolves any nerves that a first-time Shetland handler might have. She is an active part of our Share a Shettie and Chance2Be programmes. We know that the human and horse connection can be so special and to be able to share this with young people that need a little more support and help than most will be so thrilling.  Thelma has never let us down and she shows no sign of changing – we are so lucky to have such a good natured pony with us.  We are sure that she knows that we will always put her wellbeing first and this is her way of repaying us – with her generosity and kindness to others – equine and human alike!

How to sponsor Thelma

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

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

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

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