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

Easter Eggsy

Easter weekend and little Eggsy can't make up his mind if he wants to wear 
an Easter Bonnet or Bunny Ears.


The weather is a bit grim with high winds, 


"It's blowing a hooley out here. Help I can't keep my bunny ears on ..."

And then it starts to rain,


"Now it's raining and this Easter bonnet is useless at keeping me dry...."

Eventually a somewhat disgruntled Eggsy settles down for the evening,  he needs his beauty sleep so 


that he's ready to wish you all a 


Very Happy Easter 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The importance of sharing animals in need on social media



In today's blog post I'd like to talk a little about the importance of sharing the plight of equines (and other animals) in need / at risk on social media. 

If you're reading this you may know that Eggsy was abandoned and left to starve and that his rehabilitation and every day costs have been funded by donations to his GoFundMe.  But do you know how most of the people who have made donations found out about Eggsy's plight? Via social media, in our case Twitter.

 (You can find Eggsy on Twitter @eggsypony )

When people found out that Eggsy had been abandoned and needed help lots of them retweeted (shared) his tweets (posts) so that more and more folk learned that he was an equine in need. If people had not shared Eggsy's story it's doubtful that he would have had any donations at all!

It's not just Eggsy who has been saved with the help of social media shares, the horse below, number 17,  was retweeted constantly over the Christmas period. He was saved from possible slaughter.


As was this ex-racehorse L'Animaux. His appearance on Facebook led to the offer of a rescue place and funds raised to purchase him from a kill buyer.  


Retweets on Twitter raised enough money to finance the removal of an orphan foal Pickles from a Welsh common where she was likely to perish.


And it goes on. Hundreds and hundreds of animals have benefitted from their stories being shared on social media without those shares / retweets many of them would now be dead.

So what I'm trying to say here is if  an animal in need pops up in your social media feed, be it Facebook, Twitter or any other please share / retweet it with your followers. Even if you are unable to do anything to aid the animal yourself by getting it's story out there you are helping it.

Because someone, somewhere might see the story and be able to help!

Finally if you're still in doubt about the importance of sharing / retweeting on social media look at this picture.



When the photograph of an abused foal hit social media it was shared / retweeted thousands of times leading to the eventual removal of horses from the Esholt travelers site. Something that people had been campaigning for, and getting nowhere with, for years.

So please never under estimate the importance of sharing animals in need on your social media.


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