Saturday, 27 August 2016

Eggsy, the abandoned colt's summer

The last weekend of August, the last British Bank Holiday until Christmas and the last days of summer, meteorological Autumn starts September 1st, so time for a long overdue Eggsy catch up here on the blog. 

June saw the first  anniversary of Eggsy's rescue from abandonment and starvation, as you can see he's certainly come a long way from the poor starved, lice and worm infested foal who was deliberately abandoned by the people who had purchased him only a few weeks previously.

We also had cause to celebrate in June, when on the 17th a donation from one of  Eggsy's long term supporter's Norfolk Bea took us over Eggsy's first year GoFundMe target. As you can imagine we were  thrilled to bits! 

Simply put we would not be able to finance all of Eggsy's "keep", a £100 a month on food alone, without the kindness and generosity of those who have donated to Eggsy's GoFundMe

Thanks are due not only to Norfolk Bea but also to 

Silvia Russo of ChiTemple Natural Therapies  all the way from Australia, Eggsy is truly supported internationally!

Philomena Moreland

Gemma Fox

Leighton Salex

Diane Salek

Karen Silbley

Christine King

Amina Mirza

Smiffy Smith

to those who wish to remain anonymous and to Bronwyn who sponsors Eggsy's farrier work.

Our farrier is invaluable not only for his patience and understanding when trimming our young colt's hooves but also for his knowledge and advice in regard to Eggsy's locking stifles.

Eggsy's stifles have improved enormously since we first found him but he does still occasionally lock up. Our farrier is hopeful that the off side has fully resolved itself but sadly he still feels resistance in the near side hind.

July saw another reason to celebrate, Eggsy's Twitter @eggsypony  reached 2,500 followers

It was during July, having gone over our original GoFundMe target for Eggsy's care during his first year, that we made the necessary decision to raise the GoFundMe target to help cover the cost of his keep for another year. 

We're so very grateful to you for understanding that it doesn't stop at rescuing a pony but that they also have to be given the very best possible start in life education wise as well. And that's what we've been doing this summer, the improved weather conditions have meant that we've been able to take Eggsy for short walks teaching him how to behave on the lead rope and how to behave when tied. He can still be a bit naughty but then he is still just a baby pony!

A baby pony whose hand-me-down head collar is still too big!  

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


  1. I just want to hug him! Is Eggsy cuddly at all?

    If he still has a tendency to a locking stifle, what kind of work can he be trained for?

  2. Yes Eggsy likes cuddles :)
    Re. locking stifles he has a few years of growing to do yet so they might still sort themselves out, more muscle will help and if all else fails the condition is operable. Eggsy's stifle only locks when he first goes to move after standing for a while so it shouldn't prevent him from being a ridden or driven pony when he's old enough.