Left to die

My lit­tle pony has been through a right mare

Chat - - Inside - By Danielle Edge, 34, from Mill­brook, Beds

Every morn­ing, it’s the same drama in my house. Break­fast, get washed, teeth and hair brushed.

My kids Abi­gail, 7, and Kyle, 5, help the best they can.

Even my hus­band Steven, 36, mucks in, too.

You could say it’s like a pet­ting zoo.

Well, with two sheep, three goats, six pigs and horses, 13 guinea pigs and dozens of rab­bits, it is!

I’d grown up around an­i­mals, es­pe­cially horses. My mum Gail, now 62, had al­ways loved rid­ing them.

So I was de­ter­mined to let my kids have the same great ex­pe­ri­ence.

Abi­gail was 2 months old when she was sat on a horse. Her first word was ‘sit’! And she looked so cute in the sad­dle.

Like Kyle, she grew up fear­less of an­i­mals.

It seemed right to set up our own lit­tle farm in 2015. When­ever an an­i­mal in our lo­cal com­mu­nity needed help or res­cu­ing, we’d be called. Word about our home farm spread like wild­fire! Soon we were packed to the rafters with an­i­mals of all shapes and sizes. ‘Surely not an­other one,’ hubby Steven would sigh, when­ever I got a call. It was usu­ally some­one from a lo­cal char­ity, say­ing a res­cue an­i­mal

She’s fi­nally learnt to be a happy, brave horse

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