Introducing Amiira is a bay Arabian mare standing at approximately 14.2hh and
believed to be in her late teens. Her past is largely unknown. She is wary of people and quite flighty. Once she settles into her
short term care home, she will be assessed for rehabilitation needs and training.
Introducing Aster is a 12-year-old, 15 hh chestnut Arabian X gelding. Unfortunately, little is known of his history. He has had little
handling for the past 6 years, was initially underweight, infested with lice and very distrusting of people - especially being
approached past his head or from above. His initial feet trim, teeth float, vet check and first vaccination were done under
sedation, and then he changed his Short Term Care home. Aster has completed lice treatment, vaccinations and worming. He has
gained weight well (3.5 body score). His FEC will be repeated late Oct (it was low in July after the worming). He was initially scared
of almost anything but since settling in has become accustomed to the neighbour's animals (sheep, dogs, chickens), traffic and the
nearby noisy primary school. Aster is gentle but nervous and has a flight response. His level of education remains unclear, but he
seems to have some knowledge and memory. After building up a connection, he can now be caught and groomed, he leads (needs
improving) and ties up well. He remains fearful of touch by strangers, especially on the body. Aster is curious and calm with other
horses. He has a kind nature and is a fast learner.
Introducing Bellebutton is an 8-year-old, 16.1hh bay Thoroughbred mare. She has not raced. She sustained an injury to a hind leg
as a foal. Although sound, she is to not suitable for high level competition or hard riding. Bellebutton was recently being
trained under saddle and the trainer reports that she is a kind, giving, sensible horse. It has been decided that she come back
into rehabilitation as we had concerns about her health. Teeth done and bloods taken and currently on antibiotics.
Introducing Digger is a 12hh, age TBC black/brown mare We are considering her to be trained under saddle very soon
- once we have all the details complete about her readiness. She is a friendly pony that will greet you in the paddock.
Digger is a blank canvas that has a bright future ahead of her. Keep a watch on her progress or contact us if you would like
to know more.
Introducing Dozer is 15hh, 15 -year-old Clydesdale x gelding who came into Project Hope Horse Welfare care on 30.8.23. He was
alone, and his owner was no longer able to care for him. His teeth and hooves were well overdue. Dozer had a little too
much weight and some fat pads, but his insulin assay was normal. He had vet and farrier attend (most recent being 20.10.23), worming and
vaccinations completed . Furthermore, Dozer has seedy-toe and thrush in all hooves - which is improving. There is evidence on
the right fore of possible past laminitis. He is not
Dozer displays a quiet, well-mannered and gentle disposition - yet more assessments are ongoing for proof of this in more situations. He
is easy to catch, lead, tie up, groom and handle his legs. He however, dislikes having his mouth touched or taking syringes. Dozer
will start a learning regime to re shape this behavior as well as being assessed for going under saddle. He can startle at times and
tends to internalise, so he likes patience and time to explore. Dozer has good cognition as well as showing an understanding
of in-hand training.
Introducing Hooby is a 15.2hh, dark bay, 16-year-old Thoroughbred mare. Hooby has progressed through the initial short term care
process in adressing her physica, mental and nutritional needs.
Hooby did well with the farrier - the front hooves did have areas of seedy toe which the farrier has resected and cleaned and treated.
She is on 5 weekly trims and this has resolved the issue.
Reports from trainer is that Hooby is responding well to ground work. An assesment will be done on her ability to be ridden. We
are very mindful of her age and will not go past her level of acceptance to saddle work.
Introducing MaySu is a 12hh grey pony mare. Her age is unknown at present, but will be determined upon dental check. She enjoys
interacting with people and is comfortable being handled, including having her feet picked up. MaySu has only recently come into care
and will shortly be having her feet done and a vet examination.
Introducing Petal is a Stockhorse x Thoroughbred mare 14.2hh 13yr old. Was one of two surrendered. She required extensive nutritional
management and behavior assessment. Petal's first stage of rehab is completed for all her feeding requirements and is now in a very
healthy weight range for a horse of her type. Some 10 weeks were spent reassuring her and relaxing her. Grooming and moving
around her was done extensively as she tended to be a little too much in your space. Petal also exhibited
heightened arousal when horses in other paddocks were moved around and became quite herd bound and dependent. Petal has since been
sent to Brad (Wild West Horsemanship) on 12th October 2023 to undergo further training and assessment. Petal has been
in with another horse and slowly moved away into an adjoining paddock to see what her reactions are - so far Petal has been quite ok.
Groundwork and catching in a larger paddock is the focus. Petal has been good with obstacles and flags. There is a lovely horse under
all this, it will take knowledge and understanding seeing Petal be a relaxed horse and one that can be consistent with responses that
don't involve high levels of anxiety.
Introducing Cedrick is a Grey Standardbred 16hh, 15 years old gelding. The initial few weeks were very high risk as his
condition was that poor and his carer wasn't sure how he would respond. Within just 3 weeks he made a remarkable transition and started to
look at life with an eager nicker. His dental situation was also poor - elongation of two teeth were addressed but will need reducing
further over the next few dental visits. He has settled in really quickly for his next phase of rehabilitation . Here's what his carer
had to say "Cedrick is an old soul.... and such a sweet man. He is loving the constant love from us all.... he's such a good
boy." He has been microchipped, and his health status is improving each week.
Introducing Skittles is a 14.3hh chestnut Arabian gelding estimated to be around 10 years old. His level of training and education is
completely unknown. He wants to trust, but is quite nervous. Once he has settled into his short term care home, we will be assessed for
rehabilitation needs and training.