We are delighted to announce details of our new initiative, ‘Share a Shettie’. This is a unique opportunity to spend time with a young friend or family member whilst caring for one of our lovely Ponies.

Adults (over 18) are invited to bring a son, daughter, grandchild, godchild, niece, nephew or just a friend (8-17 years), along for the day and experience the joy of spending time with the shetties. The session will last 4 hours and will include activities such as feeding, poo-picking, grooming and exercising the ponies. Bring a packed lunch with you and a wonderful day is guaranteed. A member of our team will be allocated to each couple and there will be a maximum of 4 couples per session.

The fee is just £25 per couple and the children will receive a certificate of thanks at the end of the day. Places are limited and will be allocated to the dates on a first come, first served basis. At the moment, the following are the available dates :

Thursday 15th February – We have just the one place remaining – snap it up quick
Thursday 5th April
Thursday 12th April
Thursday 31st May

These make ideal Christmas or birthday presents for the young people in your life. Places can be booked by emailing office@manechancesanctuary.org stating your first and second date preference and including name and age of child and your contact phone number.


Lydia and Faye came to share a shettie with us today. They both took to it like a duck to water – poo picking, walking the horses, grooming and even cleaning out the water trough – thank you girls!

Faye is recuperating from surgery but still took the ponies for a wander, enjoyed a cuddle with Thelma as well as a groom with Teddy.









Lydia is a groom in the making – completing the poo pick and really getting stuck in with the water trough cleaning as well as giving Duncan a much needed groom. …