Appeal for public to come up with a name for neglected pony rescued by Burnley charity

A charity, that has taken an abused pony into its care, is appealing for the public to come up with a name for her.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 3:45 pm

Burnley based HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) rescued the little piebald mare earlier this year and she is being cared for at the charity's Shores Hey Farm base.

Amanda Berry, HAPPA’s Head of Equine Services said: "“Quite often, when we have been involved in a rescue any pending court procedures means that we cannot share lots of details with our supporters and followers.

"We haven’t been able to give her a name as there was a possibility she could have been returned to her previous owner but now that she has been signed into HAPPA’s care we can assure that she is safe and has a bright future ahead.

HAPPA is now taking care of this neglected mare and all she needs now is a name

"It is time for the pony to have a name to welcome her officially to the charity’s fold."

The adorable pony has been assigned equine care supervisor Adele Forster as her care officer. Adele said that when the pony first arrived it was clear she had suffered abuse as she was 'petrified' of her own shadow and was suffering dreadfully from worms.

Adele said: "She was very wary and distrusting of humans and it has taken time and a gentle approach to win her over.

"Now we know that underneath that scared exterior is a sweet pony longing to be loved."

If you can think of a name for the little pony HAPPA can be contacted via its facebook [email protected] page or email [email protected],uk