Archive | June 2015


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Sooty and General

Hi everyone

What a fantastic day was had by everyone who attended on Monday 25th May at the Equine Therapy Day with the amazing Dr Ray Smith, Equine/Human back, muscle and joint specialist. On the day everyone learnt how to check saddles for correct fitting, how to assess your horse’s poll, legs, heart, renal system, spine and advice on general health, and learnt exercises to keep horse’s supple and free-moving including massage techniques.  A huge thank you to Dr Ray Smith for volunteering his time and to everyone who helped on the day.

On Friday 12th June a fashion show and clothes sale was held at The Key, Bunny Lane, Keyworth, in aid of Pablos.  The event was very successful with a huge attendance, and it was standing room only!  A big thank you to Jayne Coppinger for organising the event.

imageOur next fundraiser is a Irish music night on Friday 3rd July at Hamilton Tennis Club.  The amazing band “The Kilburns” will be there with doors opening at 7.30pm.  Tickets are only £5 which includes nibbles!  For tickets please call our volunteer Julia on 0776 6664222. Another fantastic raffle will be held on the night.

As many of you may be aware, there is currently a horse welfare crisis in the north of England, with increasing problems in towns with horses being kept in flats, front gardens, and tethered illegally on council land.  Many of these horses and points are being dumped and abandoned in great numbers.  Just recently Pablos has been able to rehome 3 of these ponies, who have been rescued by  two lovely ladies who are doing all they can to help these animals.  Although the sanctuary is full at the moment, we will do all we can to help with the situation where we can. We have some super horses and ponies here that are still looking for their foster home, if you are looking for a companion for your horse or pony, please get in touch with Carole.

We would like to appeal for any old shoes or clothes that are not longer needed.  We can use these to raise funds, if you are able to help, please get in touch with either Carole or Julia on 0776 6664222 as we will be able to arrange collection if you are local to the area.  Also we have been donated a considerable amount of items suitable for car boots, and just need someone to help by holding a car boot for us, all to raise funds for our horses and ponies.  As always we are looking for donations of any items suitable for tombolas which we can hold at fetes and events to raise funds, and also if you can spare a bottle of wine which can be used a prizes on some of the stalls.



If you are looking to give a gift, then for only £4 you can help our “Buy A Bale” to buy a bale of hay to feed the horses and ponies, or for only £20 you can help our “Hoof Trim” appeal which will buy a trim for one of our horses and ponies.  Please get in touch with Carole and specify which appeal you would like to give to.