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A ‘particular previous girl’: mare’s forty fifth birthday marked with singing and cake

  • A “particular previous girl” who was rescued 20 years in the past has celebrated her forty fifth birthday with singing, cake and a particular social gathering.

    Redwings Horse Sanctuary stated Welsh mare Willow loved the eye of workers as they marked her milestone on Sunday (22 January) on the charity’s Norfolk headquarters.

    “Willow’s carers organised a celebration to mark the event,” a Redwings spokesman stated. “Colleagues from the care and veterinary groups got here collectively to sing Joyful Birthday and provides her a cake, manufactured from horse feed.”

    Willow was 25 when she arrived at Redwings in 2003 with one other pony, each rescued by the RSPCA. Each had been broodmares and had had little or no dealing with.

    “They have been nervous of human interplay and in want of Redwings’ dealing with experience,” the spokesman stated. “Because of the time spent on the sanctuary, Willow is now a candy and mild pony, who loved the fuss manufactured from her by her carers throughout her social gathering, which additionally concerned celebratory banners and a particular rosette.”

    Willow is Redwings’ oldest resident; retired adoption star Muffin the mule is 9 years her junior at 36.

    “Willow is such a particular previous girl, we needed to mark her huge birthday with a celebration!” stated Redwings vet Sarah Prior. “Regardless that she is our oldest pony she is in good well being and, with cautious administration in response to her age, she continues to thrive.

    “As her tooth are previous and worn, she is now one in every of our ‘no lengthy fibre’ ponies, which implies she is just not capable of chew hay correctly any extra. As a substitute, she is fed a particular weight loss program for senior horses consisting of normal, gentle feeds that are delivered to Willow all through the day, and even by our nights group.”

    Willow additionally has four-monthly dental examinations and is on remedy to handle her arthritis.

    “Past this routine care, she very hardly ever has to pay a go to to see us on the horse hospital, and he or she continues to get pleasure from life out in her paddock with a few of our different golden oldies!” Sarah stated.

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