As with Fudge — and many of the other neglected horses, ponies and donkeys saved by EHCRC — a past rife with pain and neglect was evident in the way Annie carried herself. She, too, would hang her head, even when approached by people who wanted to give her the care and attention she always deserved.
Since her rescue, Annie has had her hooves trimmed (though she'll always have skeletal damage because of her neglect) and she has been treated for her infections. And over the past few months, her rescuers have learned what a spunky and strong pony Annie is.
"She was close to death and very, very weak," Sue Weeding, cofounder of EHCRC, told The Dodo. "Now she’s gained loads of weight and she’s become a very active naughty little pony." (She even breaks out of her stable, specially designed with extra padding for her joint pain, to steal food!)
Then one day this month, Annie and Fudge happened to cross paths — and Weeding immediately realized something special was happening.