Jimmy story and video
- Parent Category: Sanctuary Residents
Jimmy had been a National Hunt chaser in his time with a few good results along the way. After losing stamina and getting older he began to be passed from home to home until the old horse had spiralled down from his past glory ending up in a bad way, abandoned in a field throughout the 2004/5 winter with no one checking him other than some people who became more and more concerned about his condition.
The owner was tracked down and after some persuasion the old lad signed over to us. When he arrived we were very concerned, he was weak, emaciated, dehydrated, headshy and tense, it didn't seem likely he would survive for long and most certainly would not have made it through to the Spring had he remained where he was. He was vetted immediately and we started on the long road to recovery for him.
Within a week or so he was much stronger with a sparkle coming back into his eye and steadily gaining condition though still weak and poor. A nice horse, kind and easy and holding no grudges it seemed incredible that he could have been so forgotten. By July 2005 Jimmy had regained strength, condition and was vetted as ready for rehoming and left us in mid-July for anew and kind home.
Unfortunately Jimmy did not do well in his loan home, fretting and unsettled, so returned to EMW Herefordshire in November 2005 where he soon thrived,and returned to his easy going self once more. Jimmy wintered wonderfully well and since then throughout the years following hasmaintained superb condition. Jimmy now heading into his 30's will finish his days at the sanctuary living with his best friend Beau and the other older resident horses and ponies Watch Jimmy's VIDEO HERE