Radio stars meet colt hero
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.
Kirstyn Read and Webbo meet the kmfm pony called Basil and Canterbury Horse Rescue owners Martin and Stella King