• Willow at Big V

    Willow

    Willow is Leya’s daughter, so she has only known sanctuary life. She has had a blessed life. She is very close to her mum, but closer in fact to Neptune. She is very sure of herself and confident, very loving – she will walk into you to get your attention. Willow’s favourite pastime is playing and getting in the way of all the other animals, she is completely care-free! But she absolutely loves her uncle Neptune. You have our deepest gratitude for choosing to support our sanctuary and helping us to care for our precious residents. Thank you for being one of ‘the best people’!

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  • Neptune at Big V

    Neptune

    Neptune is a mature Comtois and he was the first big animal rescue here at the sanctuary. His previous owners decided they didn’t want him any longer and he was facing an uncertain future. In this part of the world big horses are bred specifically for meat so he was thrilled to come and live here with Miranda and Jerome. He can be a little bit bossy but he is always adorable! In the summertime, Neptune loves to spend time looking at the flowers.  You have our deepest gratitude for choosing to support our sanctuary and helping us to care for our precious residents. Thank you for being one of…

  • Leya at Big V sanctuary

    Leya

    Beautiful Leya was rescued from imminent slaughter. She was a brood mare who was bred every year and had her babies taken. She had never had any foot care, never had any training, so she is not good in hand. She was very stroppy, headstrong and arrived pregnant. We did not realise because we were told she was going to the abattoir. (They do end up being slaughtered while pregnant.) So, her previous owner, a chap who loved horses, obviously did not love them enough. Having been bred for 15 years Leya came to spend her retirement years with us. Her favourite pastime is eating and her second favourite pastime…