The next step for Twiglet

Twiglet.pngTwiglet had suffered sickening cruelty and neglect when he was discovered straying in a Bristol industrial estate in the middle of the night in 2015. The young colt was painfully thin and had suffered horrific injuries to his back and neck which had resulted in fractures to his spine in several places.

Despite his terrible start in life, Twiglet made a remarkable recovery and went on to become a fully trained Equine Assisted Learning pony with our Discovery Courses, working with children who are outside mainstream schooling or struggling to learn in a classroom environment.

As soon as Twiglet joined the Discovery team he made such a positive impact. Despite the horrific cruelty he had experienced before HorseWorld rescued him he is such a gentle and patient boy and loved being around our students. He absolutely thrived from all the attention!

However, as we worked more with him we quickly noticed that he was physically struggling. The injuries he suffered in his past have had long-term effects on his body and he was showing us that he just wasn't comfortable, even though he was trying so hard.

The wellbeing of our amazing horses is always our priority, so Twiglet is now going to be available for rehoming as a companion so that he can be part of a loving family and receive the one-to-one attention he deserves.

Whilst we're so sad to see this very special boy leave the Discovery team, we know this is absolutely the best decision for him. He has got so much love to give and we can't wait to see him settled in a loving home.

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Article by: Amy Williams

Posted on: 5th May 2022