In the night of Tuesday 10th April / or early morning of Wednesday 11th April 2012, the first foal ever to be born at Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary came into this world.
It all started about 6 weeks previous when there was snow on the ground, when sanctuary was given to a 21 year old Welsh Section A mare named Arrian who was heavily pregnant. Her owner was struggling to look after her and did not have any stabling or facilities needed for the impending birth.
On Wednesday morning, when the volunteers arrived at yard it was discovered that Arrian had her foal, a little filly, during the night.
We were told that Arrian was an experienced mother and she had beautifully cleaned and dried off her new born.
The vet was immediately called and thoroughly checked over both mother and foal, and gave them both a tetanus injection and a clean bill of health.
However, Lilly was slow to begin to suckle, so we would like to thank Gill Stevenson from The Hose Stud, Mount Pleasant in Hose for all her expert help and advice on the day.
As Lilly’s mum Arrian is such a friendly and loving pony, she is very content around Lilly.
Lilly is now 8 years old, extremely friendly and inquisitive and can been seen happily bouncing around in her stable.