World Horse Welfare Field Officer Sarah Tucker was involved in the rescue of two bay trotter-type yearlings, a filly and a colt in Northumberland. They were both reported as abandoned and severely underweight, with a body condition score of 1.
Trading Standards and a vet, had already been involved with the case and as no-one would claim responsibility for them their health was rapidly worsening. A vet attended the site and removed the colt and filly. Unbelievably the colt had been beaten and collapsed in the box en-route to the veterinary surgery.
Both yearlings received treatment at the vets but sadly the filly was very unwell and had to be put to sleep. A couple of weeks later, Tarzan was just about strong enough to travel to World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for further care and monitoring under the expertise of the farm’s dedicated staff.