Leading animal nutrition company Alltech are delighted with the progress of Tarzan, the abandoned yearling, now in the care of World Horse Welfare that they have been helping to support.
In the few months that Tarzan has been cared for at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, he's made excellent progress and gained some much needed condition.
Tarzan was rescued by World Horse Welfare having been abandoned in Northumberland, he was found in a terrible state and severely underweight. With nobody claiming responsibility for his care, his health was getting rapidly worse.
With the help of his caring groom Katie Grimshaw, Tarzan has grown in confidence and the pair has built up a trusting relationship after Katie spent many hours grooming him, which has helped bring out his summer coat.
When Tarzan arrived at Penny Farm he'd not been handled very much and was understandably quite fearful of people. He can now be led calmly to and from the fields which is a great improvement to start rebuilding his faith in people, as part of his rehabilitation.
Katie said: “Tarzan loves being groomed and having a good scratch on his neck. He has been doing some desensitisation work in the indoor arena and he has not really been fazed by much. The difference now from the poor terrified state he arrived in is quite amazing.”
Given the opportunity to experience a life that's taken for granted by many horses and ponies, Tarzan has made friends in the field and really enjoys playing with his football in the arena.
As Tarzan’s rehabilitation continues Alltech look forward to seeing what the future holds.
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