Searching for a new home for rescued pony Teyah

Teyah is the Mare and Foal Sanctuary’s 1000th rescued pony and she is now looking for a home with a carer through the charity’s Sanctuary at Home scheme.

Teyah, whose name was chosen by members of the public, was born at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary in 2020 after her pregnant mother, Fuzzy Bear, was rescued in 2019. Fuzzy Bear arrived with two other pregnant mares, Lotte and Taylor, having been relinquished as part of a multi-agency rescue led by the RSPCA.

The case resulted in the prosecution of Ann Sim at the North Devon Equine Rescue in Barnstaple, for causing unnecessary suffering to animals.

Teyah was born in April 2020 but was very unwell. She was showing signs of colic and her condition deteriorated fast. Teyah was rushed to Western Counties Equine Hospital along with Fuzzy Bear where she stayed for five days of intensive care.

Thankfully, she made a full recovery and is now a relaxed young pony who is progressing well with her training. Although she has not finished growing, she will probably always be a smaller pony like her mother. The Mare and Foal Sanctuary are now hoping to rehome her through their Sanctuary at Home scheme as a companion to another horse or pony.

Teyah will always have lifelong care at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary whenever she needs it, but it is hoped she will find a long-term place to live with someone from the sanctuary’s network of knowledgeable carers. Her handler Amy says: “Teyah is very sweet and we’re all really keen to see her rehomed with someone who will love her as much as we do.”

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary currently has over 450 horses and ponies looked after by carers in their own or liveried stables through the Sanctuary at Home scheme. Sanctuary at Home carers provide a sanctuary at home for as many years as they can for a horse or pony from the charity on a loan basis. The work of the charity would not be possible without these special people.

If you can offer a safe and happy home to a horse or pony, you can find out more on the Mare and Foal Sanctuary’s rehoming website – Rehoming – Mare and Foal Sanctuary

There are many more horses, ponies and foals in need of the sanctuary’s care. The charity relies completely on donations and has recently launched a spring appeal to help raise money and allow their work to continue – Hope Appeal – Mare and Foal Sanctuary