As a leaving present to the club MMUC Equestrian’s 2015/16 Chair, Hannah Rose has adopted a miniature Shetland from Redwings Horse Sanctuary, called Tinkerbell. By adopting Tinkerbell the club are able to contribute towards her upkeep at Redwings to help ensure that she has the best possible chance at an enjoyable life.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary is a registered charity that provides a home for rescued horses. Their primary purpose is to provide and promote the welfare, protection and care of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules that have suffered from maltreatment, neglect or poor circumstance.
Tiny Tinkerbell, was born at Redwings in 2008 after her mum Elsie was one of many ponies, horses and donkeys rescued by Redwings from Spindle Farm in Amersham. The animals were starving, diseased and living in terrible squalor; Elsie and her foal were both very poorly, but thankfully they pulled through. When she was first born Tinkerbell had several health problems, which led to her spending time in the charity’s horse hospital.
Over the next few months and years, the club are planning on taking trips to visit Tinkerbell and the other horses who are looked after by Redwings, based at the Essex centre, in order to become more involved in supporting the charity.
Written by Vicki Yates and Hannah Rose
Founder and Current Chair of MMUC Equestrian
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