Frodo has had an incredible journey thanks to the care of Together for Animals member World Horse Welfare.
Back in October 2014, following a call from a concerned member of the public, Frodo was found amongst a group of horses who had been left in a field in Cheshire without adequate food, water or protection from the bitter conditions. Frodo was almost hidden from view, laid amongst a pile of mouldy hay without the strength to stand. He was tiny and incredibly weak, suffering from worms and a terrible lice infestation. He was just 3 months old and close to death.
After repeated attempts to trace his owner, Frodo was removed from the field and taken to World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Here he received round the clock veterinary care and the dedicated work from the team at the farm helped him to make a full recovery. Now, at the age of four years old, Frodo is completely unrecognisable.
In 2018, on his first trip to national showing event Equifest, Frodo took two first prizes with World Horse Welfare Groom Nicolle Walmsley and was crowned Rescue Pony Champion in front of huge crowds.
World Horse Welfare Penny Farm Centre Manager, Fran Williamson, said:
“Frodo’s transformation in less than four years since he arrived as a tiny foal who was so weak he couldn’t even support his own weight, is truly amazing.
“He was rehomed as a youngster where he developed his groundwork and education before recently returning to Penny Farm to be backed to ride. He has taken everything in his stride and it is hard to believe that he was once very close to death’s door.
“Frodo’s incredible recovery is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the team who cared for him at Penny Farm and we couldn’t be prouder to see this once frozen foal now crowned Champion.”
Frodo was destined for a life in the spotlight. It was clear his temperament and conformation were perfectly suited to the show ring and in May 2019 he was invited to compete at Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Thanks to the care he has received, in 5 years Frodo has gone from being a neglected foal to a much-loved champion.
The generous donations received by Together for Animals helped our members find loving homes for 10,000 unwanted, abandoned or neglected animals, like Frodo, in 2018. Thank you for your support.