Two young colts dumped in a Lincolnshire field are settling in well at Bransby Home of Rest for Horses after being rescued by the Charity. The pair, now named Winston and Pip, were found by a startled landowner who contacted Bransby for help and a Field Officer quickly visited to assess the horses’ welfare.
Abandoning any animal is a callous and illegal act, but sadly the practice occurs all too frequently across the UK. Dumped horses are often those with conditions needing veterinary intervention or issues affecting their market value. Both Winston and Pip were found to have lameness problems and Pip was also very underweight. The process of removing abandoned horses is not straightforward or immediate, but Bransby has experience in using relevant legislation to help landowners deal with such situations. Now in the Charity’s capable care, these sweet natured horses are receiving veterinary treatment and responding well to kind handling by Bransby staff.
Sadly, the numbers of abandonment cases mean that not every discarded animal can be rescued and many face a very uncertain outcome. But fortunately for Winston and Pip at least, the future is now secure and Bransby can protect them from the wanton neglect and disregard which has given them such a sad start in life.