Ellie is a lovely skewbald cob, who came to retire to the sanctuary in December 2019. Ellie had a very active life in her younger years which, like many retired athletes, has left her with a few achy joints. This can be seen most in her knees. However, Ellie is very comfortable and has settled in to a nice steadier pace of life here.
Bruno is a beautiful Welsh Sec B gelding. He’s 21 years old. He came to Bleakholt in 2020 with his friend Dandy. He also used to live with April and Summer. He was a very successful show pony in his past but likes the quieter life of eating grass now. He can be a bit ‘nippy’
April is a sassy 8 year old Shetland pony. Her mum, Dandy and half sister Summer are also at the sanctuary. She suffers with Laminitis so is a good one to sponsor if you visit a lot as she is always in her stable in the afternoons. She likes to tell the other Shetlands that she is boss, and some of the bigger ponies too!
Oaken is a gorgeous, bay Connemara gelding. Oaken is a lovely, older gentleman, who likes to conduct himself with dignity and rarely gets flustered. He is friendly and likes attention, though he often keeps himself to himself when in the field. His teeth aren’t as good as they used to be and you may also notice that his back is starting to show his age too, however, he doesn’t let these things stop him from enjoying his retirement.
This sassy little Shetland pony mare is Cassandra, or Cassie to her friends. She came to live at Bleakholt in March 2017 after her previous owner became too ill to care for her. Cassie is very popular with the boys?