Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Wednesday Wisdom


"Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness"
                                                         ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x



Saturday, 27 August 2016

Eggsy, the abandoned colt's summer


The last weekend of August, the last British Bank Holiday until Christmas and the last days of summer, meteorological Autumn starts September 1st, so time for a long overdue Eggsy catch up here on the blog. 



June saw the first  anniversary of Eggsy's rescue from abandonment and starvation, as you can see he's certainly come a long way from the poor starved, lice and worm infested foal who was deliberately abandoned by the people who had purchased him only a few weeks previously.


We also had cause to celebrate in June, when on the 17th a donation from one of  Eggsy's long term supporter's Norfolk Bea took us over Eggsy's first year GoFundMe target. As you can imagine we were  thrilled to bits! 

Simply put we would not be able to finance all of Eggsy's "keep", a £100 a month on food alone, without the kindness and generosity of those who have donated to Eggsy's GoFundMe


Thanks are due not only to Norfolk Bea but also to 

Silvia Russo of ChiTemple Natural Therapies  all the way from Australia, Eggsy is truly supported internationally!

Philomena Moreland

Gemma Fox

Leighton Salex

Diane Salek

Karen Silbley

Christine King

Amina Mirza

Smiffy Smith

to those who wish to remain anonymous and to Bronwyn who sponsors Eggsy's farrier work.

Our farrier is invaluable not only for his patience and understanding when trimming our young colt's hooves but also for his knowledge and advice in regard to Eggsy's locking stifles.



Eggsy's stifles have improved enormously since we first found him but he does still occasionally lock up. Our farrier is hopeful that the off side has fully resolved itself but sadly he still feels resistance in the near side hind.

July saw another reason to celebrate, Eggsy's Twitter @eggsypony  reached 2,500 followers



It was during July, having gone over our original GoFundMe target for Eggsy's care during his first year, that we made the necessary decision to raise the GoFundMe target to help cover the cost of his keep for another year. 

We're so very grateful to you for understanding that it doesn't stop at rescuing a pony but that they also have to be given the very best possible start in life education wise as well. And that's what we've been doing this summer, the improved weather conditions have meant that we've been able to take Eggsy for short walks teaching him how to behave on the lead rope and how to behave when tied. He can still be a bit naughty but then he is still just a baby pony!


A baby pony whose hand-me-down head collar is still too big!  


Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x


















Saturday, 30 July 2016

Stop Press

We have an announcement to make:


Eggsy now has over 2500 followers on Twitter!

That's 

2500 people who have heard about one little abandoned foal

2500 people from all over the world and all different walks of life who now know about the equine crisis here in the UK

2500 people who have helped share Eggsy's story which in turn has raised donations towards his ongoing care.

Thank you to each and every one of you.

If you'd like to follow Eggsy on Twitter you will find him @eggsypony

Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x





Friday, 29 July 2016

How an abandoned foal got his name

I can't believe it's nearly two months since I updated Eggsy's blog, there's so much to tell you all but that will have to wait for another post. Meantime I occasionally get asked,

"Why Eggsy? How did he get his name?"

Well we'd recently seen the film Kingsman :

"A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program"




And as Harry Hart said we saw 

"a young man (colt) with potential"!

Would you like to help grow Eggsy grow & reach his full potential?

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Rescue pony gets hooves trimmed


Our farrier visited on Friday and trimmed Eggsy's hooves


Eggsy stood quietly watching everyone else have their hooves trimmed but wasn't exactly good when it came to his turn; he decided to try and buck with only three feet on the ground! 


But all's well that end's well he now has beautifully trimmed hooves again.

Big thanks to Bronwyn who paid for Eggsy's pedicure.

Thanks are also overdue for a number of donations we've received this year bringing us up to 90% of our original target ~ not far to go now!

Thank you:

Norfolk Bea of the Holt Bird Cafe Shop which sells wild bird seed, feeders etc

Eleonore of Marburger Pferdchen who is trying to help the equine crisis via her website http://www.pferdehilfe-ukde.de/

Diane Salek

Charlotte Meins

Dianne Drew who makes fab scented candles over at The Wicked Wick

Rachael Wilson who writes for Your Chickens and Country Smallholding magazines 

Silvia Russo of ChiTemple in Australia 

Christine King

Shirley Suzuki & her wonderful ex jousting horse Joey

Philomena Moreland 

and of course to those who prefer to remain anonymous.

We really don't know what we'd do without your continued support.


Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x




Friday, 15 April 2016

Rescue Pony Eggsy's April so far


April 1st wouldn't be right without a little April foolery,
it just wouldn't,
 and,
Eggsy does do foolery so well !


Weather wise April has brought us all a bit more than April showers
we've had
sunshine,
wind,
rain,
hail
and an excuse for more Eggsy foolery,
all in less than an hour!

"We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not."

And on April 9th Eggsy's Twitter reached over 2,000 followers, that's a lot of people who now know one little abandoned colt! 



Thank you everyone :)
Imagine the lives we can improve now we are 2000!


 Would you like to help Eggsy? 

Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.



Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x



Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Great Big Easter Eggsy Hunt


Easter Sunday 
and it's time for 
The Great Big Easter Eggsy Hunt
Help Eggsy collect all his Easter Eggs!
How many has he got?

(Of course Eggsy can't really eat Easter Eggsy he has to eat horse food or he might become ill.)


Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.




Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x