Sunday, 24 January 2016

A HUGE Thank You!

We owe a HUGE thank you to Vanessa Bee, The Horse Agility Club and all the Horse Agility members across the world who between all their efforts have donated a cheque to People4ponies for £394 from their rosette amnesty!  Such an amazing amount!  Thank you so much everyone - as you know we are a small charity and none of us take a salary so the money you have raised goes directly on the ponies and our campaigning work...the money from all your rosettes will help us to care for and make a difference to wild and traumatised ponies...we really appreciate all your efforts and support!

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Well Done Sara!

Sara's been an absolute star and has come to help Faye every day this week so far!  We really, really appreciate her help because Margaret's been out of action, and actually hasn't been well since before Christmas.  Sara's done lots of jobs to help us - helping with the mucking out, getting haynets ready for the ponies' snacks and dinner, moving a whole shipment of wood pellets (which we also need to thank Ted, Jenny, Roger and John for their help with as the delivery really didn't go to plan!), and making sure Topsy has her feeds of course!

There was snow on Dartmoor and Exmoor last week but none for was very cold earlier in the week and we had a nice frosty, sunny morning yesterday.  The ponies are still really enjoying trying all the lovely herbs they were donated last week - such a treat for them all!  We hope everyone can send some "get well soon" wishes to Margaret!  Hopefully she'll be back with us for Sunday morning!

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Naturally Animals Visit

We are so so grateful to Catherine and Holly from Naturally Animals who spent the most amazing day at People4ponies today...showing us and teaching us about essential oils, self selection, iridology and red light therapy...and the ponies have benefitted so much from their sessions!  We've all learnt so much that our brains are still whirling, taking in and processing all the information!!  
Munchie having an iridology session - iridology is something we
hadn't come across before but it's such a fascinating subject!

And the results of the iridology help to give an indication of
the sorts of herbs and essential oils that Munchie might self select
and find the most beneficial!

All our ponies at the yard and Munchkin had individual sessions...the ladies have been so incredibly generous...coming all the way from Surrey in a day to see us...and also donating their time, expertise, skills, knowledge and such an array of delicious herbs for our ponies!  We can't wait to put our newly found knowledge into practise!  We can't thank them enough!

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Hibernation Has Begun!

Our lovely little hedgehog has started her hibernation!  Very cleverly knowing the cold weather was coming, she started her hibernation a couple of days ago, before we'd realised it was about to get really quite cold!  What a clever girl she is...obviously very in tune to the world around her.  She does weigh enough to hibernate and she still has snacks and water on offer for when she wakes up, which apparently they do every few days or if the hedgehog updates go a bit quiet it's because she's fast asleep...I think I'm quite jealous - how clever is she to sleep through the winter and wake up when the weather is better and spring arriving??!!!

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Thank you!

A HUGE thank you to Tiverton Free Spirits who last night presented People4ponies with a cheque for £200 - thank you so much everyone for your support, we really appreciate it!

We also owe huge thanks to the Gerrick Rose Animal Trust who have very kindly awarded the ponies a grant for this year - again we really can't thank them enough for their help!

THANK YOU EVERYONE!  It's such a good way to start the year and... 

...Next week the ponies are lucky enough to be having a "pampering session" courtesy of the lovely ladies at Naturally Animals so we look forward to posting about their visit!!  What an amazing start to 2016.

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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Little Hedgehog Update

Little hedgehog yesterday evening
Photo of little hedgehog from yesterday evening for all her fans!  Such a beautiful girl and looking (and sounding!) so much better!  She's in the process of moving to some outdoor (but very safe, dry and cosy) accommodation at the's likely she'll stay with us until the spring when there should be extra food sources around.  She's been a delight to have around - I've grown accustomed to her noises for different behaviours, and her likes and dislikes in food choices!  Just off to put out her evening feed now!

Before photo...little hedgehog when she arrived 2.5 weeks ago now.  She had
a very nasty chest infection, the main cause of which is lungworms which we have treated
her for.  All the books have said that once infection sets in death is swift, so looks
like she came to us for help just at the right time!

 Anonymous said...
Best wishes and a Happy New Year to little hedgehog. I think you should call her Holly! Well done Faye.
2 January 2016 at 23:15
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Friday, 1 January 2016

January's Arrived!

Happy New Year everyone!  Here's the first photo for 2016 on our People4ponies calendar - lovely Arthur on a winter excursion trying out a new role as a pack pony!  We did this to see how he felt about weight on his back and objects on his sides as preparation to start riding him!

Amazing to see some blue sky!

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