|Ponyhour Rescue Pony of The Week Toffee|
|Faye on arrival to the Shires Holt|
We rescued over 40 ponies, foals and stallions that dreadful winter, all with a body score 0.5 - 1.
Toffee was in a breech position. Faye, exhausted and because of the damage to her body and organs, and bearing a very large foal was too weak to give birth, we stayed with her all night but sadly she did not survive.
We had Toffee delivered via C-section, and brought him home where we bottle fed him, he lived with us at home for the first 3 months of his life.
|Toffee in our kitchen on arrival home with Boo & Mooch, our Cocker Spaniels keeping him company|
|Toffee with Foster mum Ellie|
Ourselves and a number of volunteers continued regular bottle feeds.
Toffee is a bit of a local celeb, however we were so devastated to loose Faye he is known locally as Toffee To-Faye, in honour of his very brave mum.
Last November ourselves and Patron Will Young were asked to talk at World Horse Welfare's Conference 'The Invisible Horse' in London, highlighting the plight of the Bodmin Moorland Ponies, bringing awareness to the situation in Cornwall, asking for action to be taken. As in the photo above Wills speech, Faye was used as one of the examples of the needless atrocities of that time. We are relieved to report that this year Moorland pony casualties have been at an all time low.
Toffee is an amazing fellow (quite cheeky) we absolutely adore him, we hope you do also....
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