ABOVE: Apache with grooms Angel and Katie

ABOVE: Bonsai

Two new arrivals to Island Riding Centre have well and truly landed on their feet (or in this case, hooves!)

Bonsai and Apache are rescued horses from the World Horse Welfare organisation and they will now be living in the lap of luxury.  The horses will have access to lush pastures and warm stables and they will certainly enjoy Island Riding Centre’s state of the art facilities which also boast a solarium for our horses and ponies.

Louise says “I’d like to rescue more horses; there are so many in need and the World Horse Welfare charity does a phenomenal job in rescuing neglected horses and finding them loving homes.”

Kind donations from friends of Island Riding Centre has meant that the rescues are trying treats for the first time; Katie Roddick their groom who has been working with the rescues said “You can see that these guys have never had polos before, they get really excited about them and they’re mad for them!”.

The future is bright for these rescues; the centre’s grooms are working hard to bring up the horses’ training and confidence and despite their tough starts in life, these horses have adapted very well to their new homes and are already showing their true personalities, “Bonsai absolutely loves cuddles and brushing, he’ll stand there for ages enjoying the attention. Apache’s favourite place in the world is the sand school where he loves to roll about and get covered in sand.” Added groom Angel Passmore. “We are sure they’ll have a brilliant time when we take them to the beach for a paddle and canter”.

Now they are free to nibble polos, gallop in the waves and roll in the sand as they please.

Watch this space – we’ll be having a welcome party for these two special horses and the World Horse Welfare organisation where they came from will visit and celebrate with us..

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To learn more about the World Horse Welfare organisation click here: World Horse Welfare | Home

ABOVE: Bonsai enjoying a carrot treat