29/10/2012 Much-Loved Resident From Ebony Horse Club Takes a Break at The Horse Trust

On the 23rd October 2012 we welcomed our newest resident Jolly, all the way from the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton.  The Ebony Horse Club is a charity which helps disadvantaged children and young people in South London by giving them access to horse riding and outdoor activities. Jolly was a much-loved resident at Ebony Horse Club where he helped teach children five key skills of punctuality, regular attendance, commitment to improvement, team work and exam preparation.

 At just 7 years old, piebald cob gelding Jolly has come to The Horse Trust as he has arthritis. Ebony Horse Club’s vet recommended that Jolly takes respite for several months as he can no longer cope with riding school work. After enjoying his time resting in his beautiful new field in the Chiltern Hills, he will be checked again by our vet to see if he will be able to return to light ridden work. If so, he may be loaned to a suitable home within the local area. If Jolly’s condition does not improve with rest he will always have a place here at The Horse Trust.

During his time at Ebony Horse Club Jolly competed in dressage and showing championships. He even came 3rd in the school dressage championships at Hickstead. We are delighted to have another star join our herd.

Even though we are excited to have a new London boy with us, Jolly’s field mates aren’t so sure. Shetland pony Piglet has been keeping a particularly close eye on his new neighbour. We think that he was worried that his girlfriend, fellow Shetland Rosie, would be swept away by this handsome new boy. Piglet may not be too sure, but we think Jolly will make lots of new friends in no time.

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