Posts tagged Horse
Pluto's Accident

Well it never rains but it pours ..... poor Pluto has managed to get himself in the wars , not sure what has gone on, wether a glancing blow from another horses hoof, headbutt from another horse or if he's banged himself, who knows but whatever has happened though he has made a real mess of himself, and our vet said he is one very very lucky horse to have not done more damage. Pluto was sedated and the area numbed before Cath our fab vet put in stitches, sorry for the gory pic folks, but as you can see our vet has done a fab job :). Now all this of course comes at a price, and at the mo our income is critical, so this bill will sit on top of the existing vet bill that we are trying to pay off so if anyone would like to donate to our already outstanding vet bill it would be gratefully appreciated.


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Backing Wendy the Shire Horse

Our newest resident horse here at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is Wendy, a full shire horse. She is not only stunningly beautiful but very clever! So far everything we have tried hasn't phased her at all, so we wanted to try and back her. Originally we were just going to show her the saddle and maybe fit it on her back depending on how she behaved but within minutes we could tell she wouldn't have a problem with it. So Terena decided to get on! 

Below are a few pictures of Wendy and Terena who both did a fantastic job. We're hoping Wendy will one day become a full jousting horse!

Wendy is a full shire horse and stands at an impressive 18.1 hands high. She was born in 2007. 

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Meet Wendy

With all the heartache and sadness with the loss of some of our friends recently comes a happier post. We wasn't quite sure whether to post or not as it may seem a bit insensitive. But as you can see out of sadness comes light and this light has come in the form of Wendy ( aka Connie). Connie is a stunning 8 year old 18.1hh Shire and she is totally beautiful. She has not been broken to work so we will have our work cut out with her training, but I am sure we will get there. Her true name is Wendy but we are going to nickname her Connie after my late mother as they share birthdays. And just recently, with all the upset of late I really have been thinking about my mum a lot so this seems fitting. Anyway here she is folks. Please say a big hello to Connie!

As usual Wendy is available for adoption, our adoption scheme really helps to give the horses in our care the best possible time and life, the life that they deserve. We spend over £150 a day to care for all the horses and animals in our care here. 

Please visit Wendy's own special page for lots more pictures!

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The Sad Loss of Scooby

It saddens me to tell you that another horse has passed over rainbow bridge, this time we have had to say goodbye to Scooby, who was a remarkable and very handsome Cleveland Bay X , he was around 21/22 years old and sadly suffered a heart attack. Scooby had been living up on a friends 5 acre field for over a year now along with my cob Mojo who went along with him to keep him company. Scooby had suffered with his breathing for a few years and was on daily medication and was advised to live out all year round, sadly we do not have enough land to have allowed him to do that. My friend offered free use of his land so that Scooby could live out all year round and we jumped at the chance. and within a very short space of time Scooby;'s breathing was much much better and he was then weaned off the medication which was fantastic for him. He has enjoyed living out as nature intended, being fused by the children, being boss of Mojo and just generally having a lovely time. I'd like to thank Billy and his Family for giving him something the centre could not, I know you will miss him just as much as we will. Scooby was a true gent with a very gentle nature and will be missed by all who knew him R.I.P. My Friend. xxx

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The Sad Loss of Steve

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to deliver the devastating news of the loss of Steve our amazing Canadian Percheron. We are not clear on what actually has happened but he must have had a fall and he was unable to get up despite all attempts, from himself, us and little Shetland Orbit who stayed with him throughout as well as Bosun watching carefully too.Steve came to live at the centre at the end of April 2011 in fact the day of the Royal wedding is when we collected him! Since his arrival Steve has been a big part of the centre,not only in height standing at 18.3hh but also in his character. He became best friends with Bosun our British Percheron, and taking on various working roles within his time with us. He was a good solid chap who made everyone feel safe, he helped teach humans how to interact with horses, he taught his human best friend Matt how to be a Medieval knight, as well as other folk too, he took part in the equestrian vaulting shows demonstrating how our team perform gymnastics on horsesback... Carry on reading...

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Meet Shiloh

We're really excited to announce and introduce you to the latest member of the Northcote Horses family, his name is Shiloh! Shiloh is a beautiful 5 year old Piebald Gypsy Cob and came from Gloucestershire due to owner circumstances. He came to us on Friday 13th February 2015. 

Shiloh has a beautiful temperament and our long term goals are for him to be our chief driving horse, particularly for him to drive our wedding carriage.  

Please take a look at Shiloh's very own page here and some pictures of him below!

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The Sad Loss of Charity

It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Charity, a wonderful Shetland pony who was never any trouble to look after, she was best friend to Moose our Belgian Draft and will be missed by her as well as all of us who help to look after the horses and ponies in our care. Charity had been on and off poorly for a couple of weeks, but came worse yesterday afternoon just as the vet arrived... sadly medication had no affect and charity passed away in the night. Thank you all for your best wishes, and I am sure you will send her your thoughts as she passes over the rainbow bridge to find new adventures. R.I.P. Charity love always. xxx

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