Soldier was one of three foals that were abandoned with no food or water in a field that opened onto the A3. They were so poorly when we picked them up that they would quite probably have collapsed and died within a week. In fact, Soldier was incredibly weak and it might have been sooner for him – he was so thin, we couldn’t even find enough flesh to give him a vitamin B injection. They were all in a terrible state of starvation and dehydration and we had to work slowly with them to get their bodies back to health. But over the following days and weeks, slowly they recovered and Soldier was the biggest surprise of all – he was so named as he really had to fight against all the odds to survive and he showed a real determination for life. Since then, we have watched Soldier grow and he is now a strapping young horse with a great sense of mischief and is often the ringleader in skirmishes – but all in good fun! He is strong and determined and can be sometimes a little too headstrong. He is such a lovely natured horse with a little hidden sense of cheekiness that no one would blame him for – he has come through so much and we admire him for it!
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