Star - 

14hh black gelding born in 2007


Star arrived at The Horse Trust on 4th January 2008. Fourteen of the sickest horses, ponies and donkeys were brought to The Horse Trust in Buckinghamshire from Spindles Farm, Amersham. This was the scene of the worst case of equine neglect in the UK where over 100 animals where found in the most appalling conditions. At only 8 months old, Star was the youngest pony rescued.

Star was extremely underweight and suffering from a variety of health problems. His body condition was grave cause for concern as he only weighed 197kg rather than an expected 250kg which would have been normal for a foal of his age. His bones were jutting out of his skinny body and he struggled to walk up a 2 inch step unaided.

Star made an amazing recovery thanks to the care and love he received at The Horse Trust. Four years on, Star was backed to ride and drive at The Horse Trust. He was trained by highly respected heavy horseman Robert Sampson and former Horse Trust trainer, Jane. Star wowed spectators in a demonstration at Blenheim Horse Trials.

Help us care for rescued pony Star by becoming a Friend of The Horse Trust. Click here to find out how easy it is to sponsor Star today.