When Mouse first arrived at the Sanctuary following a large-scale multi agency rescue on Bodmin’s East Moor, he was absolutely terrified. In fact, he was one of the most nervous ponies we’d ever worked with. If a leaf blew across the yard, he would be startled. This fear of the environment around him caused him a great deal of anxiety and every new situation he faced increased his stress levels.
In these cases, the rescue is just the beginning. It can take years of specialist care, gentle handling and confidence building to help these ponies move towards a happier and healthier future.