Reunited rescue ponies 'living their best life' – Your Horse

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31 December 2021
by Aimi Clark
31 December 2021
by Rachael Turner
30 December 2021
by Rachael Turner
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1 January 2022
A pair of rescue ponies have been reunited after five years apart and are now “joined at the hip”.
Blue Cross ponies Treacle and Candy came to the Blue Cross as part of a large welfare group in 2011.
The mares were placed in the same home for five years but a change in their borrower’s circumstances meant they had to be returned to the charity and were then rehomed separately.
“Fast forward another five years and Treacle was once again returned to Blue Cross,” said Lauren Bush, Horse Rehoming Coordinator at Blue Cross in Burford.
“Candy’s owner Joanna Robins spotted Treacle on the rehoming page of our website and got in touch straight away.
“We were thrilled to reunite this pair and they very much remembered each other, which made it even more special.”
Joanna had owned Blue Cross Candy and Blue Cross Bubbles for a number of years, and said she always kept an eye on the Blue Cross website in case another potential pony appeared.
“I was amazed when I found Treacle on the rehoming page,” she said. “I had initially met her when I went to collect Candy five years ago – at the time she was going out to a new home.
“I instantly recognised her on the page as she is so like Candy. It didn’t take long to decide that she had to come and live with us – she and Candy had lived together as a pair for five years and always been in the same herd, so I was sure it was the right thing to do!
“After the usual checks, we collected Treacle and brought her home. I was slightly nervous that they wouldn’t remember each other, so decided to introduce them initially with a fence between them.
“I needn’t have worried. Candy was so excited to see Treacle, she just couldn’t contain herself! She tore around the field just stopping occasionally to have a sniff before she took off again.
“I quickly decided they were fine to put in together, and their joy at being reunited was just lovely to see! They followed each other around, so excited to be back together.
“There was a little bit of herd placement that took place because of our other Blue Cross Shetland Bubbles, but it soon settled down.
“Treacle and Candy are now living their best life, totally joined at the hip and sharing their hay, like they’ve never been apart!”
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Rachael is a freelance journalist covering news and features for Your Horse. She is a mum-of-two and enjoys hacking, dressage and jumping with her cob ‘Bert’.
31 December 2021
by Aimi Clark
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by Rachael Turner
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by Rachael Turner
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AdvertisementAdvertisement31 December 2021by Aimi Clark31 December 2021by Rachael Turner30 December 2021by Rachael TurnerAdvertisement1 January 2022A pair of rescue ponies have been reunited after five years apart and are now “joined at the hip”.Blue Cross ponies Treacle and Candy came to the Blue Cross as part of a large welfare group in 2011.The mares were placed…

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