New start for rescued horse Little Annie31 Jul 2012
A horse who suffered cruel treatment in her past is now enjoying life as the “boss of the field” after Blue Cross found her a loving new home.
Poor Little Annie only has half a tongue because she was twitched in a previous home. This is a process which involves twisting the tongue to release endorphins and is a really painful form of restricting a horse.
She came to Blue Cross from another charity after we got a phone call from an owner who urgently needed a new field-mate for one of his mares.
We didn’t have a suitable horse at our Burford rehoming centre so we called the RSPCA to see if they did, and they suggested Little Annie.
We went to see her, carried out a health check and then delivered her directly to her new home – where she quickly settled in.
Blue Cross Burford centre manager Vicki Alford says: “Little Annie, despite her past, travelled well and went straight out into her new field with her companion without any problems at all.
“She has continued to go from strength to strength and her borrower has said she has found her feet and is definitely the boss of the field.”
Home Direct success
Little Annie is the first horse the Burford centre has rehomed via the Blue Cross Home Direct scheme, where animals go from one home to another.
This not only saves them the stress of coming into one of our centres, it also frees up spaces for us to take in more pets who urgently need help.
Vicki adds: “For Little Annie it meant that she did not need to be admitted to one of our centres and went straight to a home where she would be able to receive one to one attention.”