Thursday, 28 February 2019

February made us shiver but not for long


Hello, ages since we blogged here, winter has been running away with us. It can be such a hard slog with iced up water, muddy fields and forage prices increasing but this year we've been lucky to have a bit of respite with a February "heatwave".

What a month of contrast February has been this year, Eggsy's view from the paddock went from snowmen 


to blossom in a matter of days.


The mud dried out and everyone has been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.


Temperatures dropped again today and it's just started to rain so back to mud I guess but we have enjoyed our break it was like a winter holiday for us!

We have thank you's to say to those of you who continue to support Eggsy's care, thank you Philomena, Graham, Donna, Leighton, Elizabeth, Candice, Boris and our anonymous friends we couldn't do this without you it really does take a village to raise a pony!

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Eggsy's Redbubble Sales

Just popping by to thank those of you who made a purchase from Eggsy's Redbubble store


53 items with Eggsy holding mistletoe were sold 



and Eggsy made a grand total of £26.36



which enabled us to purchase an additional


5 small bales of hay.

Which just goes to show that every little does help! 
Thank you. 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x


(Images are of purchases made by Christine, Philomena, & Donna)


Monday, 10 December 2018

A letter to Santa ~ Eggsy's Christmas Wish List


Dear Santa,

I know I've been a bit naughty this year breaking the electric fencing and fighting but I believe I've learned the error of my ways and I am trying very hard to be a good boy. 

So hooves crossed that I've been good enough to get some pressies, here's what I would really like:

You know I bent the electric fence poles and broke a few electric gate handles so if I could have some of those it would be really, really good because it would benefit me and my friends. We could use them, along with some electric fence rope, to make extra grazing paddocks in the summer. They would be a gift that kept on giving because it would mean we could all have more grass and I won't break them again, really I won't.

You probably know that I like my food a LOT, food is one of my favourite things so I've added bags of food and a bottle of yummy linseed oil  to my Amazon Wish list. It's cheaper from the feed merchants but I thought if you didn't want to give me money to buy it and wanted to send it to me yourself I'd better show you what I like.

And of course food calls for a feed bucket and maybe a water bucket for an after dinner drink, especially as I'm a bit clumsy and break those too, by accident.

I broke my lead rope too, sorry I didn't mean too I just pulled too hard when I was tied up, I didn't want to be tied up but I didn't want to break my lead rope either so could I have a new one of those please? An extra strong one would be a good idea. 

Thank you.

I've put together an Amazon Wish List which you can find here just in case you and the elves don't have time to make all my presents. Thank you ever so much, I promise to be good.

Love from 
Eggsy Pony xx

PS Apparently I would find it easier to be good if I had an operation to make me a gelding but it costs a lot of money, about £300, so we need to save up in my Paypal account (eggsypony@gmail.com) before I can have it done.

PPS If you didn't want to deliver the food, I know it's quite heavy and the sleigh will be heavy for Rudolph and friends to pull we can buy it I have a GoFundMe for food 

PPPS Sorry I nearly forgot I'm going to need the expensive get rid of encysted red worms / tape worm de-wormer too it's called Equest Pramox  and costs about £20 I could buy it with GoFundMe money or Paypal. 

I hope I'm not asking for too much it's my "official" birthday on 1st January 2019 so my pressies could be joint Christmas and Birthday.



About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.
You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Christmas Last Posting Dates UK

If you're sending an Eggsy Christmas card, or gift, this year you'll be wanting to make sure it arrives in time so here are Royal Mail's last UK dates for posting for Christmas 2018:

2nd class Tuesday 18th December

1st class Thursday 20th December

Royal Mail Tracked 24 Friday 21st December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday 22nd December 

Sending abroad? You can download a full list by country from here 

Haven't got you Eggsy Christmas cards yet? You can purchase them from Eggsy's Redbubble shop here Redbubble process your order, print and ship your items and when everything has cleared send Eggsy approximately 20% of the sale price which will go toward his winter forage.

There are other items for sale :








Every purchase helps Eggsy but what he really depends on are the donations he receives towards his care so thank you Elizabeth, Ros, Helen, Philomena, Candice, Diane and our anonymous friends for all your help it is very much appreciated. We couldn't do this without your support xx

 About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x





Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Happy Halloween from rescue pony Eggsy


Wishing all my friends and supporters a very happy and safe Halloween 
Have fun!
Love from
Eggsy Pony xx

I'd also like to say thank you to Linda, Elizabeth, Kerstin and the folk who prefer to stay anonymous for their recent donations. Thank you ever so much xx 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Another catch up with over due thank yous

I first started this post in the middle of September but never published it as I was having difficulties with the print size, some words were large and others small!

A few days later and I just didn't have the will to blog, we lost another of our equines. Ex-racehorse Tipper died on 26th September, to say I'm devastated is an understatement.

Tipper
Losing two in one year is hard to bear.

Tipper & Murphy

But life has to go on and Eggsy and I have thank yous to send so here's the post that I started a month ago now:

We had a visit from Nurse Moreland


Eggsy was rather pleased to see Nurse Moreland again, so pleased in fact that he forgot his manners and attempted to send the others away with a kick! After all he thought to himself Nurse Moreland is MY visitor.



Well maybe next time you're expecting visitors Eggsy you could try brushing your hair ~ what do you mean that's my job? Cheeky chappie!

Thank you Philo, Dick and the "kids" for another lovely visit and all the gifts which were very much appreciated. 

In addition to thanking Philomena we'd also like to thank Nancy, Karen, Alison, Helen, Graham and our anonymous friend for their kind donations towards Eggsy's care. 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Thank yous and what your donations are spent on


Hello I'm soo overdue with my thank you's so a huge thank you to Philomena, Diane, Elizabeth, Leighton, Veronica, Graham and dear anonymous  for your donations towards Eggsy's keep over the last couple of months or so.

I also need to thank Forelock & Fringe and Kath Smart for the fabulous box of goodies won in a Twitter giveaway way back in May


and Equi-Signs for the gift of this sign that will help to keep me safe. 


Thank you very much indeed.

All these thank you's have made me think that you'd probably be interested in knowing what your donated money buys, so here goes:


£5 will buy a feed / water bucket, Eggsy goes through quite a lot of these ~ those hooves!


Or a bag of HoneyChop chaff, well actually it's a little more than a fiver now.



£10 will buy a bag of oats or beet or bran


£12 buys the yummy alfalfa pellets and £15 would buy the Rowan Barbary Mash Eggsy has when the weather conditions get harsh and he needs a little extra help with feeds.


£15 will also buy some wormers though this one is £20 & necessary at least annually for encysted red worm.




£20 buys a bag of micronized linseed.


Hooves are £20 a trim every 6 to 8 weeks depending on hoof growth, Graham is kindly sponsoring this until the end of this year, thank you Graham.


£50 buys a bale of haylage, at current weight of bale Eggsy eats a bale and a half a month ( Wish I hadn't just worked that out that's £75 a month on haylage alone!)


Tetanus shots, every other year, including the vet call out fee comes in at just under £80 as does yearly teeth rasping. 

All a bit scary really when you start to see how much a pony costs to keep, thank you for your continued support, we couldn't do this without you. 

About Eggsy:

Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.

You can read the story of his abandonment here: About Eggsy Pony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x