Year of birth 2009 (approx)
Height 9.0 hh
Date arrived at Mane Chance 2011
Gender Gelding
Description in one word Generous
Equine best friend: Thelma

Grimbo was one of the original herd of horses that Jenny rescued when Mane Chance was founded and he has remained an important and central part of the Sanctuary ever since.  He was initially rescued from a dealer’s yard where a collection of kind people paid for him and took him in. He has had a change of position in the Shetland herd at Mane Chance since his arrival as Mr Smith, who has generally been the leader of the Shetland herd, has obviously decided that he has got all the Shetlands organised as to how he thinks they should be and has chosen to stand aside allowing his pal Grimbo to have his turn in taking the reins.  Grimbo was happy to oblige and appears to have taken his new role very seriously – alongside his companion Thelma, of course.  But he truly shines when it comes to working with us to welcome our visitors to the site.  Grimbo is an incredibly gentle and generous pony to all that meet him and is willing to give his kindness to those who need a little moment away from the challenges of their lives.  Considering his start in life, Grimbo has grown to be an extraordinary pony that shows great warmth and empathy to everyone and we don’t know what we would do without him!


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