Ra­dio stars meet colt hero

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

KMFM pre­sen­ters Kirstyn Read and John “Webbo” Webster vis­ited the Can­ter­bury Horse Res­cue near Chal­lock to meet their very own ra­dio horse – kmfm Basil.

The lit­tle Dart­moor pony, who is about 15 months old, is one of the lat­est ad­di­tions to the cen­tre in Badlesmere.

Res­cue cen­tre man­ager Stella King said: “He was aban­doned to us about six weeks ago and he’d been bit­ten and been kicked be­cause he’s a colt. Now we’re here to pick him up and get him back on his feet.

“He’s still sus­pi­cious of hu­mans, but hope­fully we will be able to rein­tro­duce him to other horses and hope­fully he will be­come a lovely chil­dren’s pony.”

The DJs also met up with Rod­ney and Goose, the horses re­cently res­cued from a field on Maid­stone Road, Ash­ford.

Mrs King added: “It was in­cred­i­bly dis­tress­ing to see these horses in such a bad way – they were walk­ing corpses. If it hadn’t been for res­i­dents feed­ing them, then they wouldn’t be alive. Those peo­ple de­serve a re­ward for their ef­forts.”

An­other horse has ap­peared in the field where Goose and Rod­ney were res­cued, but it is un­der­stood the horse is not in as bad a con­di­tion. The horse res­cue say it is keep­ing an eye on the sit­u­a­tion.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1711771

Kirstyn Read and Webbo meet the kmfm pony called Basil and Can­ter­bury Horse Res­cue own­ers Martin and Stella King

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