Dinky and her companion, Mouse, had previously been rescued by two ladies from a field where they had been left to fend for themselves by their previous owners. The two ponies had been once used for pony parties, so were very comfortable with people, but once the business closed, they were placed in a field and neglected. Until they could find them a forever home, the two ladies took them in and started to bring them back to health - they had not had a good diet and their hooves had not been trimmed for a long while so had grown out like slippers – there was a lot to do to get them right again.
After they arrived at Mane Chance, we continued the work to get them well again and their hooves were soon back in good shape. Dinky is a very sociable pony, both with other horses and with people, and she quickly settled into our community work. She is so gentle that even the smallest child or the most inexperienced handler can walk with her calmly and happily – she loves just being with humans! We are so pleased that she came to us as she is such a great addition to the Shetland team and are thrilled to be able to show her love and kindness once more – what’s even more brilliant is that she gives us so much back too by helping us welcome our visitors to the Sanctuary – it’s a real success story.
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