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A new horse arrived yesterday her name is precious Lucy, As she is in her 20s I thought I should put her with the OARs so she would not be hurt, but when she came off the box she was so lively that we decided to put her in the orchard with a group of the little ponies. sadly it looks like she is scared of the shetland ponies. I am sure she will get over it when she realises they are equine and not some kind of gremlins, but for the moment she is keeping her distance
Inheritance and Associations in France
The law in france does not allow associations to own property, which means, if anything happens to me Epona will be broken up.
This is speedy, he is around 17hh and is here because he has wobblers syndrome. This beautiful horse loves everyone, he is gentle and kind, however because of his condition he is far too dangerous to put out on foster and will remain with us for the rest of his life. Speedy;s owners contribute a little financial help each month and this is wonderful for all of us. Obviously, because speedy is only a young horse, his owner could never afford to keep him in livery for the rest of his life and of course a little financial backing is wonderful for us.
The pony who is trying to muscle in on the photo is Palouse.
Say hello to ABAYAD. a really fancy little dressage horse who preformed tricks to entertain the public. Abyad came to us around 6 years ago because his owner didn't want him to fall into the wrong hands and be exploited for financial gain. I would have loved to keep Abyad as my runaround but sadly it was not to be, because, although he was gelded he was too hot for his own good and could not be trusted around the old mares we had on site. Anyway Abyad;s field mate has recently died and we sent Missy out to keep him company for the remainder of the summer, but he and Missy he will be coming home this winter. We will be looking for a new home for them. near to the refuge.
Todays event is the arrival of some of our hay. we are all so happy when this happens as we know most of the winter forage will be in place. We have been buying from the same 2 suppliers for around 6 years, they are happy for us to pay in instalments and they give us a really good price, however what you see here is only the first delivery, 1,000€ and we have two or three more to come. As you can see by the picture below the horses are very good at helping themselves after the Shetlands take the electric fences down.
WE ARE HAVING TO DO A FUNDRAISER FOR THE EPONA TRUST BECAUSE WE HAVE RUN OUT OF HAY, OUR RESCUE HORSES HAVE EATEN THEIR WAY THROUGH OVER 100 ROUND BALES OF HAY THIS WINTER. NOW WE ARE BUYING 4 BALES PER WEEK AND WITH NO VISITORS THERE IS NO INCOME.
We have over 30 horses and ponies, 2 donkeys and 2 mules on site and they are all eating hay as we do not have any grass yet.
if you would like to sponsor a horse or make a donation you can use the donate button.
Most of the equine on site are here because they are broken in some way and nobody wanted to take them on.
We are always pleased to hear when anyone saves an equine because it is a huge commitment. Holidays are especially tricky, without prior planning and special treats can be a thing of the past.
We are against buying horses from the meat trade because there are so many horses and ponies out there looking for good homes. It is a sad fact of life, people who get too old or fall ill can no longer cope with that responsibility, Many of these animals are brought to our attention before their owners are forced to take the decision to have them euthanised. As many of you will know we are always on maximum intake and finding space is always a struggle.
New request this week.
Can you help us find a good home for a 15-year-old Trotter mare and, or, an 18-year-old cob Bretton. They are currently in the Dol de Bretagne area
We would really love to hear from you
West view of house
lovely holiday home
3 bedroom house to rent as a gite for your holiday or available for winter let. we are always happy to welcome well behaved pets. 12K from the bay of Mont st Michel where you can walk your dogs all year round on the beach.
The house has 3 double beds, 1 en suite. 1 family bathroom. large fully equiped kitchen, lounge with beautiful view across the fields. downstairs WC. English TV. We do have internet access. Full central heating. large garden with parking.
Stunningly beautiful sunsets and no light pollution to spoil the night sky.
Your stay at Epona will be full of magic, from the ponies that that live in the fields adjoining the house, to the hen with her chicks that regularly stroll through the garden.
please call us on 0033233618841 or e mail [email protected] for more details.
Please remember the income we generate pays to run the refuge.
We have been very fortunate to have 2 very well known film producers staying with us , even more fortunate for us, they have made us an advert free of charge, so to you both a big Thank-you!.