A rescued pony who has been a dedicated foster mum to many whilst in Redwings’ care – including much-loved and missed foal Phoenix – is looking for a home through the charity’s Rehoming Scheme.
Mildred – herself a victim of neglect – won the hearts of Redwings supporters and staff alike with her dedication to Phoenix, an orphaned foal who came to the charity in August after being badly burned in an apparent arson attack. Mildred was his constant companion, providing him with essential equine interaction and being by his side as Redwings vets treated his burns.
Having witnessed Mildred’s caring personality first-hand, the vet team suggested she would be an ideal candidate for rehoming. She joined the Scheme and became available for rehoming today (24th February).
Mildred, a 13.1hh 12-year-old cob, is looking for a home as non-ridden companion pony. Due to her conformation, she is not suitable to be ridden but her caring nature would make her the perfect fit to be a companion to another horse.
Mildred was originally rescued from a site in Wales where she was one of a large number of horses who had been left in appalling conditions, without food and water and suffering from disease. In her time at the Sanctuary, she has been a foster mum to several rescued young ponies who came into Redwings’ care without their mothers.
Lucy Youngs, Senior Rehoming Team Leader at Redwings and Mildred’s trainer, said: “Mildred is particularly wonderful with other horses. Throughout her time with us at the Redwings Rehoming Centre she has been a valuable friend to some of our more nervous horses in training and has also helped new members of staff learn about our training process. Whilst she has been a pleasure to have and train, we believe it is only right she finds a special Guardian to love and cherish her.
“Mildred is very good to handle, and will stand nicely for any routine care needs, such as the vet and farrier. Due to her calm nature, she would be especially suited to someone looking for a calming influence for their horse or pony. With gentle introduction we think she could be left alone for periods of time if her companion was ridden out, providing this was established gradually.”
Mildred is currently based at the Redwings’ Rehoming Centre in Norfolk, but is available to rehome in the charity’s rehoming area across East Anglia and the Midlands. To apply to rehome Mildred, and to find out more about the Redwings Rehoming Scheme,please visit: https://www.redwings.org.uk/get-involved/rehoming/rehome-a-rescued-horse