Our Ponies

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.
 

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BONNIE

Date of birth: 2010

Came from: helped owner in need

Health problems: dwarfism

Why can't be rehomed: because of her dwarfism, Bonnie has a short life span and needs careful monitoring. She has terrible confirmation in her hind legs.

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JANUARY

Date of birth: 1998

Came from: abandoned and emaciated with dead horses in the field.

Health problems: arthritis, partially sighted

Why can't be rehomed: she is old and nervous and it would be too traumatic for her to move homes. 

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CRUMBLE

Date of birth: 2006

Came from: helped owner in need

Health problems: dwarfism, club feet. 

Why can't be rehomed: due to having dwarfism, he will have a short life span and needs careful monitoring. He also needs trimming every 2 weeks due to his club feet.

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HERBIE

Date of birth: 30th May 2004

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: being retained as a therapy/petting pony.

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ARTHUR

Date of birth: 2016

Came from: abandoned in a cow field.

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: being retained as a therapy/petting pony.

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TWINKLE

Date of birth: 1998

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: arthritis

Why can't be rehomed: she is old and her back legs are bad due to her arthritis. She is nervous of people she does not know. 

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REGGIE

Date of birth: 23rd May 2010.

Came from: was here before Munchkins began.

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: he belongs to our founder, Tammy. 

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LUNA

Date of birth: 2006

Came from: abandoned on the side of a main road.

Health problems: completely blind, equine metabolic syndrome.

Why can't be rehomed: she knows her way around her field and her EMS needs careful/strict grass management.

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SKYE

Date of birth: 2009

Came from: helped owner in need who had tried their best with her. 

Health problems: partially sighted

Why can't be rehomed: Skye was born into neglect and her first owner was prosecuted for abuse. She was rescued by the person who rehomed her to us. Skye is very frightened, head shy and difficult to trust and it will take time to gain her trust. 

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OZZY

Date of birth: 18th May 2014

Came from: arrived a rescue case as a foal with his mum, Duchess. 

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: Ozzy arrived as a foal with mum, Duchess who sadly, suffered a tragic accident in the field and had to be PTS. Ozzy did not cope well to losing his Mum and all he mane and tail fell out. He is very sensitive to change and enjoys playing 'uncle' to the younger ponies we have at Munchkins.

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BLOSSOM

Date of birth: 1999

Came from: helped owner in need

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: when Blossom arrived, she was un-handleable and very thin. It would be too traumatic for her to move homes again.

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DAINTY

Date of birth: 1985

Came from: helped owner in need

Health problems: dental problems - she has no front teeth!

Why can't be rehomed: she is old and acts as a guide to her blind daughter, Bijou.

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MABEL

Date of birth: 1st May 2010

Came from: helped owner in need

Health problems: behavioural issues, dwarfism

Why can't be rehomed: Mabel is currently going through a rehabilitation programme with our equine behaviourist. 

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COBWEB

Date of birth: 1985

Came from: multi agency rescue case.

Health problems: cushings, neurological problems, bad teeth, laminits. 

Why can't be rehomed: old age and too many health problems. She requires very careful management.

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FELICITY

Date of birth: 15th May 2003

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: arthritis, cushings.

Why can't be rehomed: she is old and on daily medication. Her arthritis is too severe for her to travel.

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TOBY

Date of birth: 25th June 2015

Came from: born here at Munchkins to Lady who arrived in foal.

Health problems: juvenile arthritis

Why can't be rehomed: he is currently under going veterinary treatment to help with this arthritis. 

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ROLO

Date of birth: 1996

Came from: abandoned on a main road.

Health problems: poor teeth, very nervous, partially sighted.

Why can't be rehomed: he is too old and moving homes would be too traumatic for him. 

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NUTMEG

Date of birth: 26th May 2001.

Came from: ex broodmare.

Health problems: arthritis

Why can't be rehomed: moving homes would be too traumatic for her.

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MARY

Date of birth: 2001

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: laminitis, cushings, liver disease, arthritis.

Why can't be rehomed: Mary has such an array of things wrong with her, she needs specialist care. 

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GUINEVERE

Date of birth: 2016

Came from: abandoned in a cow field

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: being retained as a petting/therapy pony. 

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BILBO

Date of birth: 15th April 2017

Came from: helped owner in need

Health problems: none

Why can't be rehomed: being retained as a petting/therapy pony.

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BUTTERSCOTCH

Date of birth: 8th May 2012

Came from: referral from a local animal sanctuary

Health problems: extensive dental problems, stifle problems.

Why can't be rehomed: being retained as a therapy/petting pony.

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BIJOU

Date of birth: 12th July 1995

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: completely blind. 

Why can't be rehomed: it would not be fair to rehome Bijou as she knows her way around her field.

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ROCKY

Date of birth: 2000

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: liver disease, laminitis

Why can't be rehomed: he is old and does not cope well with change.

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TEDDY

Date of birth: 10th March 2007.

Came from: helped owner in need who had previously rescued her.

Health problems: severe laminitis, pelvis problems due to being bred to a large sports horse in the past.

Why can't be rehomed: she lives on a track system and cannot have any grass. She can be nervous of people she does not know and it would be too traumatic for her to move homes. 

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LADY

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.

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TOFFEE

Date of birth: 8th August

Came from: multi agency rescue case

Health problems: cushings, laminitis.

Why can't be rehomed: for her safety, Toffee's identity has to remain private.

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TINY TIM

Date of birth: 13th April 2010

Came from: helped owner in need.

Health problems: laminitis, cushings.

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.