Tess Scott-Adams, Centre Manager at Blue Cross in Rolleston said:
“We were so worried about this group of horses when they arrived. We feared Little Miss Agatha and her foal, who were in an even worse state than the other pair, would not make it. But thanks to the special care and medication they received they are now well enough to find a home.”
Rio was very weak and when the team realised he wasn’t feeding from his mum the team tried to encourage him to drink replacement milk and put them both on a feeding plan to help them gain weight and improve their overall condition. Both foals are doing well and are being weaned off their mums and will be looking for new homes in the New Year. Their mums are also now healthy and being assessed as potential riding ponies and will also look for loving new homes soon.