This is Bonnie, a 20 year old Percheron mare who was left to die of starvation in a field by her owner. This was a case the R.S.P.C.A. visited three times and failed to take appropriate action. When locals decided to rescue her themselves ,Bonnie was taken from a field where her two equine companions lay starved & dead in the mud beside her.. She weighed just 525 kgs, was riddled with worms and lice, was covered in sores, had old healed broken bones , audible arthritis in all her legs, and was blind in her right eye.
We responded to a Facebook plea to help find her a knowledgeable, forever home. We traveled 7 hours to Plymouth to meet her, but she was so ill we didn't think she would survive the journey home. However, despite this , Bonnie was not quite done yet ... this lady had fighting spirit!
We took her home to Derby and started Operation Rehab immediately. Bonnie was only with us for 7 months before she passed over The Rainbow Bridge. We gave her a loving, safe home, where she knew kindness at the end of her very hard life. Her transformation was magical and a privilege to facilitate. Enjoy her journey on her Gallery below. Rest In Peace Beautiful Girl xxx
In the past 10 years we have successfully re-habbed 3 heavy horses, 1 abandoned un-weaned foal and one severely emotionally traumatised & dangerous warmblood.
At present we are in the process of working to rehab an old, injured ex-race horse to give him a loving, forever retirement home in the best shape we can get him in.
We are passionate about the whole rehabbing process, not only from they physical point of view, but also identifying, managing and helping to heal the terrible emotional trauma that often accompanies it.
We've turned round horses that even friends and equine professionals have doubted !