Poppet is a Miniature horse standing at only 33 inches.
Poppet came to us in an emergency rehome. Unfortunately her new home could no longer look after her due to health reasons and so she ended up having many moves in a very short period of time. Due to all the moves and the lack of understanding about miniature horses, Poppet was suffering with laminitis on arrival.
Prior to this Poppet had spent a few happy years, as a therapy pony, at Lofty Therapy horses. Prior to this she had been a party pony. Poppet still loves children and is our star pony on our meet and greet the animals. With her wonderful, calm manner and her beautiful long mane. She is always a hit with the children and enjoys the interaction with the public.
Miniature horses and Shetlands need very little to live off and are best suited to high mountain grassing, where there is not much grass and little sugar in it. Making them do a lot of exercise for the small amount of nourishment they are receiving. On lush low land they have to be restricted to tiny paddocks or concrete yards. We now have seven in our herd of miniatures and due to the steep incline of their field and the lack of grass, they get to be in a 3 acre field for the majority of the year. An idyllic life for a miniature equine.
Poppet quickly got over the laminitis and has reduced her weight and gained muscle. She is healthy, happy and spirited. She is an energetic little pony who loves a canter in the field. With her mane blowing in the wind she is a picture.