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Flicker

Flicker was one of the second set of Sling Lane ponies to be rescued. When the time came to pick up Flicker, we put her in the spare stable and worked slowly to put a head collar on her. When Laura was half way through buckling the head collar when little Flicker lost her nerve and….

Heidi

Heidi has got to have one of the saddest stories of the surviving Sling Lane ponies.First of all Heidi was the pony that was scared off during the original rescue in February. After the Sling Lane ponies were moved by the previous owner, Heidi had a foal, both her and her foal…

Izzy

Izzy was a catalyst for the second wave of Sling Lane rescues. Izzy had foaled Ruby in her previous home but the foal was stolen from her by the owner so she could raise her at home, as a pet. When we received the call to help Ruby we asked fro Izzy too. The plan was to reunite mare and foal…

Starlight

This beautiful pony came into the rescue as part of the second wave of Sling Lane rescues. Terrified of people but hungry, she would come over for food and then run away. We believe at some point she was broken to ride and trusted people but this trust was broken in the worst possible way…

Taboo and Ceiriad

Both of these ponies were part of the first wave of Sling Lane ponies to be rescued. Starving and nervous, they were initially kept safe and warm in the barn with a deep straw bed with Freckles and Lady. Kept in the warm and checked on around the clock, fed little and often to…

Lady

Lady was so nervous she would hide at the back of the stable, her head in the corner trying not to be seen, she tried desperately not to look at us, heartbreaking. We worked with Lady slowly and gently, letting her get accustomed to our company, listen to us chat and she…

Chase

After Chase came to us as part of the second wave he was very unsure of people. Chase had a problem with food aggression, always ready to defend himself; from what we have been told previous owners would use food to catch him but his handling often resulted in him being hit…