These are the ponies that are currently residing at Munchkins and, for various reasons, cannot be rehomed. They will live out their days here and are available to sponsor.
Date of birth: October 2010
Came from: rescued from a home where she was beaten and tied down in order to trim her feet.
Health problems: laminitis, back problems, stiff hind legs.
Why can't be rehomed: she benefits from 1-1 and has built up a strong bond with her main handlers. Moving homes would be too traumatic for her.
Date of birth: 13th April 2010
Came from: helped owner in need.
Health problems: laminitis, cushings PPID. He cannot take prascend..
Why can't be rehomed: Tim was very ill before he came to us and was in a vet hospital due to a reaction to his cushings medication. His cushings has to be managed very carefully now and Tim needs close observation to ensure he does not become unwell again.
Date of birth: 2006
Came from: Bedford - helped owner in need
Health problems: dwarfism, club feet, dental problems and prone to laminitis
Why can't be rehomed: due to having dwarfism, he will have a short life span and needs careful monitoring. He also needs hooves trimming every 2 weeks as he has club feet.
Date of birth: 2009
Came from: helped owner in need who could no longer cope with her.
Health problems: partially sighted, traumatised pony had a lifetime of neglect, passed from home to home.
Why can't be rehomed: Skye was born into neglect and her first owner was prosecuted and went to prison for abuse. She was rescued by the person who rehomed her to us. Skye is very frightened, head shy and needs experienced ongoing training with our behavioural expert.
Date of birth: 1999
Came from: Devon
Health problems: Was starved so is always hungry. Frightened and traumatic background
Why can't be rehomed: when Blossom arrived, she was un-handleable and emaciated. She is settled at Munchkins and best friends with Christie. It would be too traumatic for her to move homes again.
Date of birth: 11th July 2011
Came from: Hertfordshire - abandoned in a pub back garden.
Health problems: He has a deformed hip, has had colic and a severe virus in 2022. He struggles to maintain condition and needs expert care..
Why can't be rehomed: currently being treated/investigated for numerous health conditions.
Date of birth: Approx 2000
Came from: Rescued
Health problems: Velvet is in her 20's and came from a horrific background. She has very few grinding teeth and needs several bowls of soft mash a day.
Why can't be rehomed: Velvet has had an awful life and is petrified of people. She needs time to learn to trust again and will live out her days at Munchkins..