Charity overwhelmed by support for horse with neck injuries

A horse rescue charity in Bristol has been overwhelmed by the kindness of supporters who donated Bio-oil for a horse with severe scarring.

Pilgrim's injuries were consistent with being tethered for a prolonged period (Pic: HorseWorld)

Pilgrim's injuries were consistent with being tethered for a prolonged period (Pic: HorseWorld)

Pilgrim was rescued by HorseWorld in January last year along with a young filly called Grace. The pair were found wandering the roads on a busy industrial estate in Avonmouth, Bristol. Pilgrim was covered in scars and it was evident that he'd been subject to a harsh life before his rescue. The injury to his neck was consistent with being tethered for a prolonged period.

Pilgrim was initially reluctant to let anyone touch his scars as they were dry, tight and painful. The grooms at HorseWorld tried many different products to make him comfortable, but found the only one that worked was Bio-Oil. This helped heal the scars and make the skin supple again.

Treating Pilgrim with Bio-Oil has helped make his skin supple again (Pic: HorseWorld)

Treating Pilgrim with Bio-Oil has helped make his skin supple again (Pic: HorseWorld)

As Pilgrim's treatment needed to continue indefinitely, the staff at HorseWorld decided to put out a plea on Facebook for supporters to donate bottles of Bio-Oil to the centre.

Sammie Taynton from HorseWorld’s Fundraising Team said: “We were overwhelmed with the response. As Pilgrim will need the Bio-Oil for the foreseeable future, we were really grateful to receive quite a few donations meaning we won’t have to buy any for a good while yet. Thank you to everyone who responded to the appeal and made a donation."

If you would like to help the horses at HorseWorld and send them the items they need, check out their wish list here.

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