Littles here, littles there, littles everywhere!
We have brought in so many littles over the course of the winter with so many owner surrenders. These little ones were in such need of love and attention and we are so happy to provide it. We are honoured to be the ones that get to help them find their forever homes, where they will be pampered and spoiled like they deserve to be.
The first of the bunch to come in were Hunny and Oreo. They were abandoned by their owner on Sagkeeng First Nations Reserve. These two littles were freed from their enclosure sometime last fall and left to roam wild for the entire winter. Thanks to one loving local resident who fed them all winter and contacted us to come pick them up, these littles were safe and sound at the ranch for a few months and then adopted to a wonderful home were they are loved and pampered and learning to trust
Next, we were contacted to rescue a bunch of ponies from south-western Manitoba. The owner of these ponies was suffering from dementia and no longer able to care for them. We brought nine ponies home from there. They have been at the ranch, learning to trust, ever since. Three of these ponies were adopted by a couple with two small children, South of Winnipeg. Two of them are about to hop on a trailer and go to their new home in Iron Bridge, Ontario. Two of them have been adopted by Nikki and the other two have been adopted by Sherri’s grandchildren.
The next call for minis came from a man that lives local to us. He is living on a pension and experiencing some medical issues. He chose to surrender Misty to us as he was unable to keep up with her care. Misty came to us with extremely bad hooves. They were so overgrown and twisted that she was actually walking on the outside of her hooves as they had twisted around and under her foot. Misty could barely walk, but with the help of Robyn, our farrier, her hooves are slowly getting fixed. Sherri also takes her for walks every day to help her leg muscles get stronger. Misty will stay at the ranch for the rest of her life as she has bonded with Dorothy and Sherri. We like to call her princess.
Finally, we were contacted by a group in Souris who had six ponies on a pasture in south-western Manitoba. These ponies were owned by a gentleman that passed away eight years ago. His wife has kept them in his honour until now, but she is in hospice care and unable to care for them. Because of this her family made the difficult decision to surrender the ponies to us. These ponies are wild, wild, wild and completely untouched. They need their hooves done and medical care, but we need to be able to catch them first and be able to work with them to get this care done. The poor little sweethearts are terrified and slowly, slowly coming around.