May didn’t have a great start in life, coming to the Sanctuary as a foal at foot following a grazing crisis on Bodmin Moor, which left many dead or starving.
And then, this adorable little filly suffered a life-threatening bout of colic and vital, life saving surgery, costing more than £6,000, was her only option.
It was touch and go for several weeks but now she’s well on the road to a full recovery – and she is loving her training.
Her groom Megan Cockwill said: “She’ll soon be starting to go back out at night, as we have had no colicky episodes for a long time.
“We have started some light training with her, which includes a lot of general handling and ground work and she loves the podium. It’s her favourite thing to do and she would stand there for hours if she could.”
At the Mare & Foal Sanctuary every life is special.