Bus stop Buster is looking for a home
A Shetland pony found tied to a city centre bus stop is now looking for a family to call his own.
Buster, a 34-inch grey Shetland pony was rescued by equine welfare charity, HorseWorld in October 2013 having been abandoned, tied to a bus stop on a bustling city street in Bristol. Onlookers were astonished to see the rather unusual commuter waiting patiently for an owner that never returned for him.
”When we arrived, Buster was being tormented by children,” said HorseWorld’s Equine Husbandry Manager, Joanne Vaughan. “We untied him, loaded him up and brought him back to our welfare department where he was given a full veterinary MOT including castration, vaccinations, worming, hoof trimming, dentistry and so on. He has now completed his rehabilitation program and we would really like him to find a loving home for him.
“Buster is good to handle (though may nip a little bit!) and good with the vet and farrier. He likes other horses but as he was 21 years old at castration, he will have some stallion tendencies so may need to live with geldings. He is such a character, the staff will really miss him here but it would be so nice for him to have someone who can give him the attention he deserves.”
To find out more about Buster and rehoming a rescued horse, please visit www.horseworld.org.uk/rehome or call 01275 832067
Article by: Amy Williams
Posted on: 29th January 2014