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Elsa -Piebald Mare born approx 2007.

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Elsa is a very shy and cautious mare, and was rescued with her youngster Olaf who unfortuently we lost in June 2015. Elsa and Olaf were a joint rescue mission and were seized by colleagues at the RSPCA from a fly grazed field in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Elsa looked to be pregnant on arrival, but it was discovered that it was due her being riddled with worms. Tragically whilst carrying out the rescue, five other horses in the group had already died from cyathostomiasis and small red worm infestation. Luckily, Elsa and Olaf and the remaining horses were successfully rescued with the help from individuals from RSPCA, the Police, The Blue Cross and World Horse Welfare. With everyone’s joint effort, we managed to guide the group and Elsa up a very steep and dangerous bank to safety. A few months after Olaf came to us, he became suddenly very ill and was sent straight to hospital but tragically could not be saved. A post mortem didn't reveal the cause so we may never know why we lost him.

 

Elsa is now looking much healthier and her confidence has greatly improved thanks to her fellow residents and staff here at the Trust. She still has a long way to go with her training, but this lovely mare is making steady improvement.

 

 

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