Life long, life changing loving care and support for George and Tomahawk

New Outdoor Learning Project
May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021
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Life long, life changing loving care and support for George and Tomahawk


Just one month ago, we rescued George and Tomahawk from a location in Devon where they had been confined to a concrete yard for almost a year.  Now they’re settling into a life of loving care at our Sanctuary near Newton Abbot.

We offer no shame advice and support to horse owners.  It is for this reason we were contacted by George and Tomahawk’s owner who had been struggling to provide the level of care these horses needed due to a change in their personal circumstances.

We found that the Cob and Shetland pony pair had been confined to their yard with just a cattle-shed for shelter.  The owner was no longer able to tend to them.

They had various health issues and their routine worming and lice treatments were long-overdue, meaning they were burdened with internal and external parasites.

We agreed with the owner that George and Tomahawk’s needs could not be met under the circumstances, so an emergency intervention was taken by our charity – bringing great relief to their owner.


On arrival to our Sanctuary’s welfare and veterinary centre near Newton Abbot, a full veterinary check helped us to learn more about our new rescues.

12-year old skewbald Shetland Tomahawk had a history of laminitis and Equine asthma (RAO).  His feet were long and his toes ‘slippered’ and he had thrush in each foot.

George, a 27-year old bay Cob had rubbed his coat where lice had irritated him, he had bilateral hindlimb stiffness and poor grazing ability due to worn incisors.

George and Tomahawk now have life long, life changing loving care and support at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary.  Leah Brock was involved in their rescue.  She said: “I am pleased the owner had been brave enough to contact us for help and relieved for George and Tomahawk.  They have a safe and secure future.”

We look forward to updating you on their progress next month.

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