The odds were stacked against her when she arrived back in our care after two months box rest at her previous home, but our team immediately put her on a strict diet alongside specialist vet and farrier treatment.
She shed 21kg in eight weeks, making her an optimum weight. And after her surprise festive turnaround, started to manage short bouts of exercise on soft surfaces wearing special foot pads.
Incredibly, after six months of care at Blue Cross, X-rays showed her foot bones were back to normal.
Things started looking up for Piglet even more when she caught the eye of Ri Kirk, who initially visited our Burford horse unit in June 2019 to meet another prospective companion for her horse, Rio.
Ri knew Piglet was the pony for her family after seeing how gentle she was around her two children Caitlin, five and Nathan, three.
Piglet has continued to thrive since being rehomed and has formed an incredible bond with Caitlin.
“Despite being our perfect pony Piglet does have a never-ending appetite,” said Ri.
She said Piglet’s grazing and feed need to be strictly managed, while encouraging her to self-exercise in her paddock with a maze-like layout so that she has to walk further to get from one end to the other.