Poppy is one of the Sanctuary’s older residents, but you’d never know it from her cheeky and energetic nature. And her sweet temperament has made her Sanctuary vet Richard Frost’s favourite pony .
Poppy is only 9hh but, at 23 years young, she has a zest for life which belies her advancing years, breathing and dental problems.
As Poppy has gotten older, she’s developed RAO, or Recurrent Airway Obstruction – an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.
But South Manor groom Lindsey Stride said despite having loose teeth removed and having to use a nebuliser little Poppy doesn’t let anything get her down.