Rocky is a tiny 7hh Shetland who we have just rescued from a small, muddy plot of land in Pembrokeshire. He looked miserable and, with the unrelenting bad weather, the small plot had become very wet. We contacted the RSPCA who had already been in contact with the owner. She was left with the pony when her son’s girlfriend, who had owned it, left and couldn’t be contacted, and had accidentally lost her grazing.
Without suitable grazing the lady had tried her best with her limited knowledge to take care of him. However, she recognised he would be happier signed over to a charity where he could receive the level of care he needed.
The RSPCA were unable to remove him until after New Year so we decided to give Rocky a Happy Christmas in a warm dry stable. We collected him and took him straight to the vets to be gelded, microchipped and passported.
Once he is out of quarantine he can be introduced to the Shetland herd where he can live as part of a herd instead of alone. Rocky will be available to rehome through our Guardianship Scheme.