World Horse Welfare April excelling in new life with the Allen-Thompson Family
World Horse Welfare April has well and truly left her difficult past behind to excel as a true family pony with her Rishton rehomers who are being celebrated as part of the charity’s Rehome a Horse Month.
April came into the care of World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in January 2015 as part of a large group which had been removed by the RSPCA after their owner was prosecuted and banned from keeping horses. She had had little previous handling so the team at Penny Farm began her rehabilitation and training to become a ridden pony.
- April and Abigail schooling
April progressed quickly through her education and was soon ready to be rehomed. Abigail and Michaela were looking for a new pony and wanted to rehome from World Horse Welfare. Abigail said:
“I first saw April on the rehoming page and after our application and riding assessment, I was thrilled to be chosen to be able to give her a loving, forever home. April came to her new home with us in January this year and immediately became great stable and field buddies with my other pony, Dipsy – they love nothing more than grooming each other!
“When April first arrived she was quite green but her progress has been amazing in every way. She is very willing and eager to learn new things all the time – our most exciting moment so far is when we started to jump poles and small fences together. We recently went to our first show together and I hope to do more shows next year – I am sure we have a great future together.
“I visit April and Dipsy at least three times a day – we have a wonderful bond and I am so lucky to have found another pony best friend in her. April is always beautifully behaved, making me feel safe and secure when riding and caring for her. What more could you ask for in a best friend.”
To find out more about rehoming visit: www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rehoming
- Abigail with April and Dipsy