Bridge Animal Rescue visited the Trust in February 2018 and offered our help to re-home one of the mares. Susie as we call her, is a little grey Welsh Section A.

Clearly being abandoned on the common had taken its toll on Susie; she gave her all to keep her foal alive. Susie suffered from a lot of problems with her teeth, requiring investigation and treatment by an equine specialist in dentistry, funded by Bridge Animal Rescue's lovely supporters.

It took a while, but thankfully Susie is now thriving, has friends and all the TLC she needs. She's a sweet and healthy pony, and with the help of our two charities she has a chance to live a happy life.

Unfortunately nowadays there's little demand for ponies like Susie. They have hardly any commercial value, and in the rescue stakes they are a long way down the queue.

Small ponies like Susie get moved from pillar to post - they start as mounts for chldren, but of course the children grow up and require something bigger to ride on. Ponies like Susie give their best to the humans that care for them but, unlike dogs, horses aren't seen by everyone as companions for life.

We're only a very small volunteer-run charity, but we will always try and help find a way forward for the animals in need of our help. We don't discriminate on what type of horse or pony we help or get involved with - they all deserve a chance.

We work in conjunction with other charities in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of equines and other animals in need. Companion, farm or wild animals, we’ll always try our very best for them.

Off the Mountain... Susie's story.

Susie

Two mares found on Gelligaer Common near Merthyr. One has 2 colt foals; the other just one.  None of them will survive much longer in the conditons, with the Beast from the East set to hit the commons in the next week.

The ponies were taken to safety by by the Welsh Pony and Rehoming Charitable Trust, one of the rescues we work alongside. 

Two mares found on Gelligaer Common near Merthyr. One has 2 colt foals; the other just one.  None of them will survive much longer in the conditons, with the Beast from the East set to hit the commons in the next week.

The ponies were taken to safety by by the Welsh Pony and Rehoming Charitable Trust, one of the rescues we work alongside. 

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