Environment Enrichment

Ulha, Grace and Hope take to a game of ball: You may remember the pony people of Paintedhorse got a little bit flooded out in Winter Waterland.  We put an old gym ball into their corral to give them some environmental enrichment and they seem to have created some entertainment for themselves.

Punctured Stifle

Gunner damages himself on the gate post: Our very handsome Gunner was injured this week on a gate post. After X-ray and scan the vet thankfully said the object had punctured deep but missed injuring the bone but the ligaments will take a little time to heal and some more time before Livvy and Gunner can [...]

Chasing Portland Prison Blues Away

Inmates tie their hopes onto their equine ally: This month Paintedhorse's Livvy Adams gathered in a team of LEAP practitioners, equine specialists and horses, and joined charity Key4Life to provide Equine Therapy for the young men at HMP/YOI Portland Prison. Founder of the charity Eva Hamilton (MBE) created a year long, 7-Step model to successfully help rehabilitate young [...]

Winter Waterland

Grace and Hope check out the new pool: This was winter on the Somerset levels this year. Ponies Grace and Hope investigate their new water world whilst their human team member Livvy arranged for temporary living accommodation on higher ground. Grace, Hope and their taller legged pony friend Ulha are now on dry land waiting for their [...]