Thursday, December 6, 2007

6th December, 2007 It's all coming together

I have been travelling about all over the place for the last couple of weeks. Hayling Island, Deepest Berkshire, Somerset and now Horsham. Although there is a fair coverage of RA's across the country, it does seem they all go to ground when there's an Exmoor pony! Seriously, I do like to carry on working with the fosterers when ponies leave the Exmoor Pony Centre because I do know the whole picture or at least the biggest part of it. Yesterday Butternut and Conker were turned out into their new field at Whitchurch-on-Thames having consented to having their feet picked up and being led about beforehand. Hopefully they will love this new environment which is in a beautiful valley surrounded by trees.

Footnote: Sadly within three weeks of this picture, little Butternut had an unexplained bout of Atypical Myoglobinuria Hepatology and renal failure and had to be put to sleep. This rare condition is thought to be related to ponies eating frosty grass (something you would think they would have evolved to deal with).