HONEY – COMPANION / RIDDEN PROSPECT

Breed: New Forest Pony
Colour: Bay
Gender: Mare
Height: 13hh
Date of Birth: 1 January 2012
Medical Conditions: Laminitic
Foster Donation: £170

Story: Honey and her companion, Lara, were relinquished into the care of Essex Horse & Pony Protection Society in July 2022. Their owner had undergone life-changing surgery and was unable to provide them with the care they required. Blood tests revealed the pair of them were suffering with a slight worm burden which was treated with a dose of wormer. Honey was the more sensitive and timid of the pair, taking a lot longer to come round to the idea of being handled regularly.

Personality: Behind the grumpy mare faces, Honey is a sweet and easy mare to handle. She doesn’t like being stabled alone and will threaten to jump out of the stable if left alone. She can look after herself within the herd, she isn’t nasty but will pull her mare stare at anyone who gets within her personal space without being invited.

Experience: She hasn’t received an awful lot of training. Prior to going out on foster previously, she was lunged and had got to the point of wearing tack in preparation for ridden training. She is good to catch, lead, have her hooves picked out, good for the farrier, good to bath and good to load/travel.

Type of home: Honey needs a home that understands the preventative measures for laminitis. A home where she will be brought on to do ridden work would be fantastic as this will help to keep her fit and decrease her risk of a laminitic outburst. She can be a bit sensitive after a trim and when walking on stoney ground. Honey would love a knowledgeable home that could bring out the best in her.

***If you would like to find out more or think you could give this lovely lady the home she deserves then we ask that you complete a foster application form in the first instance. More information on fostering a pony from us can be found along with a downloadable copy of the foster application at the following link:

Fostering Stages

Once completed either email a copy to [email protected] or post to EHPPS, Pitsea Hall Lane. Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH