Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Honiton Success

We had a really successful day on Saturday at the Mind, Body and Spirit Fayre in Honiton - thank you very much to Peter who came to help on the stall...and to Julie, Thea and Diane who travelled a long way to come and support us - thank you ladies!  It was lovely to see you all.

Thank you to everyone who visited our stall - we raised a much appreciated £103.96 for the ponies!  And thank you to Faie, Rachel and Margaret who looked after the ponies on the day!

We must post about Babe again soon as she is so close to completing her rehab.  The last part of the laminar wedge has reached the bottom of her foot - up until now she has self trimmed perfectly but the laminar wedge was so solid at the toe (more like concrete than hoof) it wasn't wearing away like the rest of the foot.  Paul kindly came over and removed this excess part at the toe - nothing else was trimmed - just a toe tidy up.  She's looking very smart!!  It's so amazing that she has a new hoof capsule in 6-7 months...she was such a poorly girl when she arrived she was within days of being put to sleep if she didn't come to us.

Thank you to everyone who has provided extra support whilst I've been getting "back to normal" after being poorly.  Particularly Margaret has worked super hard to make sure I don't over-do things!!

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

People4ponies Calendar 2017 Is Now Available!

We are very pleased to announce that our People4ponies Calendar 2017 has arrived and is now available for sale!!  Congratulations to Claudia Mellor whose photo of Ebony has made the front cover! Thanks to Vistaprint we are able to offer our super quality glossy calendars for £6 each this year - all profit going to the care of our ponies!

Our calendar for 2017 features Ebony, Puffin, Breeze, Arthur, Babe, Wolfie (+Dan in the background!), Topsy, Frodo, Rocky, Bobby, Basil, Lulu, Buffy and Jaffa Cake!  Also featured are our volunteer Peter...and Mia and Violet who are big fans of Babe and Frodo...and Oscar the dog who was enjoying a walk out with Arthur...and Beth the donkey and a deer!!

Our calendars have glossy photos with a central binding, each side measures 279 x 216mm (just a bit narrower than A4)  so is nice and big when fully open and displayed on the wall (279 x 440mm).

We'll add the calendar to the shop on the main People4ponies website shortly...please do get in touch to order your copy!  They make lovely Christmas presents and we will also have them available on our stalls for as long as stocks last!!

People4ponies Calendar 2017

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Healing Workshop In Aid of P4P

We have another big thank you today because Thea is running a workshop in September and is very kindly donating the proceeds from the day to P4P - thank you Thea!  Here's the poster with more details for everyone....you need to book your place so please contact Thea via Facebook or the numbers below!  Last year everyone had a great day at Horner Woods and 6 people have their places booked already for this year...Thank you everyone on behalf of all the ponies!

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Angela's Big Adventure!

Angela is embarking on one of her life's ambitions this September!  She is going on an adventure, travelling from Land's End to John O' Groats and back on a quadbike!  She's going to camp, and stay with friends on the way...and she's hoping to raise funds for P4P as one of her chosen charities!  Thank you Angela! She's testing out her trusty new quadbike...and then her set off date is planned to be 7th September!     Way to go Angela!...and thank you so much for raising funds for the ponies along the way!

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Good To Be Back

Sorry for the break in blogging everyone - I'm afraid I've been off ill for quite a few days now so a big thank you to everyone who's rallied around to look after the ponies - Margaret in particular, Roy and Jas, Nicole and Martin.  It'll be a while before things are back to normal so Margaret and Roy are giving a extra helping hand this week as well.  I even missed my 10 year anniversary - the 8th August 2006 was the first time I visited to help at p4p!

Lovely sunny day today so pony photos with blue sky!

Topsy photo for Helen!


Wolfie and Dan

The hedgehogs are doing fine - it's very tricky to get photos of them now as they are only coming out at night but they are about.  Apparently they tried to get into Martin's tent on Thursday night which is the second time they've tried this - quite adventurous little hedgehogs!

Thank you to Thea for all the apples and items she sent for the ponies for their fundraising stalls...and to Julie (of Prism Equine Laundry) for delivering them...and for donating the clean of a rug which we have to sell.

Lots of impressive achievements happening in the olympics!  Having seen some showjumping the other day I just wondered why the horses are the only athletes competing in the olympics that can get hit with a stick/whip???  Thankfully it's not something the human hurdlers have to deal with! I think the horses should be afforded the same courtesy!

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

It's August

So the beginning of August means that we have a new calendar page...and this month features beautiful Maisie who is one of the traumatised mares from the original group of rescued ponies.

She is such a good looking girl!  I first met her when 6 ponies that had been out conservation grazing were losing the land they were on.  Maisie was one of 6 to come back at that time.  From that group Maisie, Star and Misty ended up being a little group which went out conservation grazing on a Devon Wildlife Trust site (once their handling was complete).  The site they were on ended up being fairly wet and it hadn't suited Maisie's feet - Star and Misty were fine but Maisie's hooves were not coping well.  So she came back from the site to get her back on track.  Cilla was looking for a home for Maisie and luckily enough Frances offered her a home.  As you saw the other week, Maisie's son Jaffa Cake also went to live there too, such lucky ponies!  Maisie is a strong matriarchal character - rather wise and even though Babe is much bigger than Maisie, I'm sure that Maisie is going to show that she's definitely the boss!  Babe's up for an easy life anyway so I don't think that will be a problem!!!

Star, Misty, and Maisie in the foreground
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