Two Shetland ponies that had been separated at the beginning of the year are finally reunited at The Horse Trust in Buckinghamshire. Rosie (10hh) was rescued by the RSPCA in July 2010 while Piglet (9hh) was found on the side of a busy road in Chalfont St Peter in September, abandoned, by the police.
After arriving at the centre, the Trust officials decided to put the poor pony from Chalfont St Peter together with Rosie in the field because their sizes matched; and this marked the beginning of a union that blossomed in the following months. However in February 2011, veterinary surgeons at the charity found out that Piglet’s original ‘snip’ had been botched which spelt danger for Rosie. To prevent it, they had to separate Piglet from Rosie and take him for an operation. Rosie paced up and down in the first few days, while Piglet would be seen whinnying for her.
After being reunited in June this year staff now say love between the two ponies has rekindled. They stand close together in the field, grazing and pulling faces at each other.
The Horse Trust has definitely given meaning to the lives of Rosie; and Piglet who would have otherwise perished in Chalfont St Peter where he had been abandoned.