Rescued as a foal from a roadside in South Wales by Helen Williams who has now gifted him to Perry RDA, born in 2013, this delightful little chap is going to be the mainstay of the Hippotherapy sessions in the future.
The two photographs are when he was first rescued and just as he arrived at Perry Cottage
Born in 2003 Dylan is 14hh welsh x, gelding. He had a career ending injury which has left him with a degree of arthritis. This is managed on a daily basis and he is able to happily hack out with the more capable riders and cope with led sessions in the arena. He is very popular with everyone as he has got such a lovely nature.
He is on loan to the group by his owner Sally Austin.
He is very popular with the children because of his flaxen mane and tail.
He is an excellent pony for disabled children to ride and he is very steady for them to start to be independent. He enjoys jumping and especially enjoys going out on sponsored rides and exploring new places. He does occasionally do vaulting sessions with the smaller children and really enjoys it.
Born 25.04.02 Great Bear is a Warmblood cross thoroughbred. Purchased in May 2012 with money generously granted by Children in Need. He has a fabulous temperament and is a huge asset to the Perry Group and everyone loves him
Born 13.06.03 Blue is Irish Draught. Gifted to Jane Barker by his owner and on loan to Perry Group, Blue is proving a superb addition to the workforce. He is settling to the vaulting and is being really good. He is forward going and obedient and a pleasure to have here.
Born 24.05.99 11hh, Caspian horse. He was bought by his owner Lynne Munro, specifically to use as a therapy pony for the tiny children with physical difficulties. His paces are very smooth and he has a fantastic temperament. He is usually long reined in the sessions as he seems to prefer not to have a leader by his head all the time.
Born 16.03.98 Stubbs is a Haflinger gelding. He has been with the Group for 7 years
His previous owner Gabie Ward still keeps in touch with us and comes to visit Stubbs from time to time. Stubbs is a fabulous pony. He is brilliant to drive, a really safe and comfortable pony to ride and has been carrying our smaller vaulters to competitions for the past five years. He is so steady and good natured that he is totally trusted by everyone. He has qualified for the RDA National Championships in dressage and the countryside challenge every year since he has been with the Perry Group.
Sion a 14.2 black gypsy cob previously owned by Will Merrick (seen driving him here with Will Martin at Weston Park in June). Born in 2008 is ride and drive and is also now taking to the vaulting in a big way. He is a wonderful kind little horse and already hugely popular with everyone. .
Born 2010, Finn is 13.1hh. He has a fabulous temperament, seems to take most things in his stride. He is now driving regularly and will hopefully be passed for RDA driving in 2018
OUT ON LOAN TO EITHER LEARN THEIR JOB OR UNTIL WE CAN FIND WORK FOR THEM:
Born 2009 Micky Oswald is a Welsh Section A pony. He was purchased for the Group by the St. Oswald Freemason Lodge and is currently away on loan to a family where he is getting out to all kinds of events and seeing life before settling down to work for the Group.
Fronerthig Comet is 14.2 welsh cob 10 year old
He is on loan to Stoneyford Equestrian where his half brother is very happily full time on the work force. There is not enough work for him at Yeaton at the moment.
He is currently working at Stoneyford Equestrian centre just outside Shrewsbury where he is gaining an excellent education from Will Merrick both in riding and driving. He really enjoys jumping and everybody likes riding him.
Because some of the horses and ponies are getting to an age where they need to do less, not more, the Group has recently acquired two young ponies which are going to be turned out while they mature at Valerie Fisher’s home, one of the Group Trustees.
Buzz Lightyear has come from the RSPCA and is currently about 14hh. He is 3 yrs old
Woody has been gifted to the Group by Mrs Elaine Weatherall who rescued him as a foal. He stands about 12.2hh and is 1 yr old.
A range of sponsorship options are available now for all of the horses and ponies to contribute to their costs and expenses. If you would like to help in any way, please contact us!!
It can be seen from the above that we currently have an ageing workforce of horses and ponies. They continue to remain sound and do incredibly good work for us. However sound geldings with good temperaments between 12.2 and 15.2 are always useful to the Group. If you are looking to re home a family friend, por know someone who has stopped competing and wants to find a good home for their horse or pony, lease do get in touch with us, we may be able to help.