Well, what a lovely week it’s been, now that the sunshine has finally arrived. All the horses and ponies are well and have been enjoying the warm weather this week. Caught on camera, as you can see our Coco and Moley even managed a spot of sunbathing!
We have great pleasure to report that one of our horses, Arthur is going to be rehomed back with one of his previous owners. Arthur came to the sanctuary approximately 7 years ago, and is now 33 years old. Arthur has such a gentle nature and is very easy going, which makes him a favourite with volunteers; he also loves to be groomed and fussed over. Arthur lives with his field companions Jack, Chanelle, Sparky, Lady and Kizzy and they all get on very well together. One of Arthur’s previous owners, Maria, who owned and cared for Arthur for around 15 years, has been in touch and is now able to offer him a home with her in Uppingham. We are so delighted that Maria and Arthur are to be reunited again, and that Arthur is going to spend his twilight years being much loved and cared for by Maria. We wish them both all the happiness together.
Look out over the Jubilee weekend as our volunteer, Wendy will bringing the Pablo’s New and Nearly New Equine Stall to Soar Valley Riding Club Jubilee Show in Quorn on Sunday 3rd June, and at Canaan Farm Equestrian Centre Jubilee Show in Costock on Monday 4th June. We have had lots of great equine items recently donated, so please pop over and say hello, and see if you can grab yourself a bargain whilst supporting the Sanctuary. If you have any equine items that you would like to donate, they will be gratefully received by Wendy on the day.
We now have some new fantastic Pablo’s merchandise available: we have Pablo’s t-shirts, polo-shirts and sweatshirts in all sizes. Also we have a range of greeting cards (blank for your own message) and new stock lines are always being introduced. If you would like to purchase any items, please visit Joy Slater’s Cards, The Mall, 53 Nottingham Street in Melton Mowbray who is kindly holding a range of Pablo’s merchandise, just ask at the counter. Over the next few weeks we will have a webpage with all the items on display.
A big thank you to the lovely ladies from the Swithland Spring Water yard in Swithland, Toni, Sophie, Sharon, Hayley and Alison for their kind donation of £80 and equine items for Pablo’s New and Nearly New Equine Stall. A few months ago, the ladies responded to the Police appeal for transport for the two frightened young ponies that had been abandoned in a village, and helped load the two ponies on to their box so that they could be brought safely to the yard in Long Clawson. Also a huge thank you to them on behalf of Frankie and Freddie – you’re all stars.
Carole has received some lovely comments and texts this week about the Sanctuary, from a couple of new volunteers, and it is always nice to hear such positive feedback. A gigantic thank you to all the volunteers for giving their time and energy, to help look after the horses and ponies, to keep the Sanctuary going and making the yard the special place that it is.
Have a good week.