Pony rescued from pond makes remarkable recovery

A pony who was found submerged in a pond and badly injured last year has made a remarkable recovery.

Milo in his new home

Milo in his new home

Milo, who was rescued by a passerby, was apparently known to locals as ‘Nelson’ because he was blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other.

He was very thin and covered in kick and bite wounds after being attacked by the other stallions on the common in Wales where he was found.

Having been attacked by other stallions, this picture was taken of Milo before he was found and rescued from the pond

Having been attacked by other stallions, this picture was taken of Milo before he was found and rescued from the pond

When he was rescued, Milo was so weak that he couldn't even stand. He was carried into the waiting horsebox and then lifted out again, to a deep bed of straw.  

The lady who rescued Milo called her vet who treated him and later, when he was stronger, removed his damaged eye and gelded him. 

After his rescue, Milo was laid on a deep bed of straw

After his rescue, Milo was laid on a deep bed of straw

Once Milo was stronger, he was then rehomed to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich. 

While most of Hillside’s horses and ponies live in naturally larger herds,  ponies with specific needs like Milo live in smaller groups where they can live comfortably under the extra watchful eye of their veterinary staff.

Making new friends in his new home 

Making new friends in his new home 

Hillside are currently fundraising to build a new shelter for Milo and his friends in their special care paddock. Find out how you can help

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