What an amazing coincidence that I should post a picture of a lovely healthy horse I saw yesterday, and today in the post I received a copy of Bransby Life, the newslettter of Bransby Rest Home for Horses. This is a charity I have supported for the last five years. I have visited them several times, met the dedicated staff and volunteers, and have seen first hand the work they do.
I settled down to read my newsletter as I ate my breakfast. I wasn't very far into it, page three in fact, the News page, when I had to stop eating and wipe the tears from my eyes. There are pictures of two horses which were removed from their owner and taken into care at Bransby, both of which were severely mal nourished. The rescuers gave them the names Carrot and Spud. Carrot looked terrible, I have never seen a horse looking so skinny with all it's bones protruding from it's skin. How anyone can be so cruel is beyond me.
All charities are struggling for donations at the moment, it can't be easy raising funds. I shall continue to do my bit for the horses, I wish I could do more. If you want to see Carrot and Spud here is the link to their page on the web site, but I warn you, you will cry. They are making good progress on the road to recovery.
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