In April 2020 we took on two foster horses from KC Horse Rescue in Herefordshire. Both rescue cases, Bear, a 25 year old family pony, was rescued a few months before and was in good condition. Jack, a 24 year old hunter type however, was very underweight when he arrived - the rescue was short of space so he came straight here after his check-ups. The two horses only met the day before coming to Berllan, but immediately became the very best of friends. Jack came from a riding school which lost its licence; he was kept out over the winter with 25 other horses with no rugs or hard feed and only one bale of hay between them. We are very proud to be doing our bit to help KC and their wonderful horses.
Jack is now up to full weight and enjoying some gentle hacking round the local lanes. He has been signed over to us and will be here for life. Bear was part of the large Whispering Willows Horse Sanctuary investigation, so was here undercover, as "Ted". He has now returned to his owner, and the sanctuary owner has been convicted of animal cruelty and banned from keeping horses for ten years.
We have recently (February 2021) taken on Tribute (Trib), a 17.1 Shire x Welsh Section D, who, as well as being a riding horse, is broken to harness so will be able to help us around the farm.
Jack the day he arrived.
Jack two months after arriving at Berllan.
Jack and Trib enjoy hacking out together.
Tribute is being trained to work on the farm
Tribute joined us February 2021