Monaro (Pony) Arrived 5th December 2016
18th August 2017 – Sadly today we said goodbye to sweet Monaro.
At an estimated 30 plus years old Monaro had lived a long life but it seems her age had caught up to her. Upon investigation vets discovered she had multiple issues with her stomach, liver, and intestines that were irreparable. Monaro will be greatly missed at the sanctuary, and in our hearts.
This adorable little lady was rescued 7 years ago from a large abondoned property. Because she hadn’t had any human handling, she was extremely wary of humans and arrived in a float laying down and very stressed. Luckily the family that rescued her back then, spent a lot of loving time with her and helped her to overcome her worries and learn to trust again.
More recently, her current family had to move to the city and they were very worried about where their girl Monaro (AKA “Minnie”) would end up. Being over 30 years old and prone to colic, she needed to find the exact right home that could care for her properly and provide her with a comfortable life in her mature years. So they contacted our co-operative rehoming group New Homes for Rescued Farm Animals (NHRFA) to help with this. NHRFA tried to find a home for over 5 months but we were unable to secure the right type of home, so now she has found her way to sanctuary at Happy Hooves.
We are so happy to welcome Monaro to the rest of her safe and secure life. She is now affectionately known as Moni – because we already have a sheep named Minnie.
Monaro at her previous home
First day at Happy Hooves
Enjoying the sunshine
Assessing her new home
Such a beauty
Would you like to help us to take care of Monaro? One off donations and sponsorship gifts are available now to support our work. Thank you for caring about farm animals.
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UPDATE: We were unable to find the right home for this special needs girl so she has now moved in to Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. Monaro will be safe and live out her days in the company of other rescued animals. Lucky sweet girl.
***UPDATE: Fantastic news, Thor has been adopted!***
This gorgeous pony is offered for adoption from Second Chance Horse Rescue. Below is a cross-post from their site:
Thor was abandoned on a property along with another pony.
Thor is a very handsome little guy, standing at just 11.2hh and with a rich bay coat and a fetching white star. He is a registered Welsh x Australian Pony gelding and is ready for his new home.
He is very friendly and affectionate, loves people and is easy to handle. He can be caught, led, tied up, rugged and floated with no problems. He’s great for the farrier and a real sweety.
Thor was a breeding stallion, and was gelded on the 21st of December 2010. He has settled into life as a gelding like he was made for it and is not showing any stallion-like tendancies. He’s been paddocked with mares as well as geldings since his castration and has been a gentleman with everyone.
He has shown no vices at all since his surrender in December 2010.
We don’t believe Thor is started to saddle or harness, and he is being offered as a companion-only pony.
Thor’s Adoption fee is $300
As with all SC’s equines going on Adoption, Thor is in excellent condition, and up to date with his dental work, hoofcare, worming and vaccinations.
If you are interested in giving Thor a home please contact us on 0458 589 007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
via Second Chance Horse Rescue Discussion Boards :: Available For Adoption – SC’s Thor.
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