Hello! I’m Annie!
DATE OF ADMISSION:- 5th September ‘18
BREED:- Gypsy cob
SIZE:- 11-12hh, still growing
BROUGHT FROM:- Welsh Pony Rescue
REASON FOR RESCUE:- Abandoned in Cardiff and taken to rescue
VACCINATED:- Not yet
MEDICAL HISTORY:- Totally blind
DIET:-Was on build up diet but has now gained weight so is on usual winter diet
BEHAVIOURAL HISTORY:- Trusting now she knows us
LIKES:- Paired with Amy, manager Sue’s horse, who wears a bell so that Annie can follow her, doesn’t mind being touched now
DISLIKES:- Can’t be hurried
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:- It’s thought Annie has been blind since birth, so she needs guidance, stability and sympathetic handling but has come on amazingly since she arrived in such a bedraggled, neglected state. She was clipped and groomed, seen by the vet and gradually introduced to the yard and paddock, She’s growing in confidence now she knows people, recognises voices and has an idea of the layout at the Ark, but still sometimes bumps into fencing. Listening out for Amy’s bell helps her avoid some obstacles though. The photos below show Annie when she first arrived and her transformation into the horse she is now.