Sponsor Our Residents

  • Amber

    Name: Amber

    Status: Permanent resident

    Age: 17-20 years old

    Height: 12h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: grey

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation after being pointed out by the Hugs team when I had been taken off of Dartmoor during the drifts in September 2017. I was so skinny and because of this and the stress of the drifts, I miscarried my foal. Although my past is sad, I am now so loved and I enjoy being a field companion that gets to come in to a nice, warm, cosy stable at night.

  • Arlo

    Name: Arlo

    Status: Permanent resident

    Age: 3 years old

    Height: 11.3h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: piebald

    My story: Every single day there is something fun to do here or someone to play fight with. I am not a rescue, but I work here at The Hugs Foundation with the other guests. I am still very young so still lots to learn. However the team here at Hugs say my antics brighten up their day.

  • Arthur

    Hi! My name is Arthur. I am a valued, four-legged employee here at The Hugs Foundation as I work as an emotional support dog. I love people and I listening to what they have to say.  One of my favourite things to do is jump into the guests’ water troughs, even when it is raining, for a good cooling off session.

  • Batman

    Name: Batman

    Status: available for rehoming

    Age: 3/4 years old

    Height: 12.3h (room for growth!)

    Gender: gelding (castrated January 2018)

    Colour: piebald

    My story: I arrived at The Hugs Foundation in September 2017 after being illegally fly grazed and abandoned in Berkshire. I came in as a nervous chap but soon become confident when I realised that I had a warm stable with a big, straw bed, plenty of hay and lots of kisses and cuddles from the team, volunteers and patrons. After a couple of days of settling in I had a vet health check and it came back that I had the worst case of worm burden the vets had ever seen!! Fortunately, the team got straight onto it and medicated me immediately. Now I can focus on getting better, to a healthy weight and becoming the perfect family miniature cob for a loving home.

  • Bluebell

    Hi my name is Bluebell and  I am a cheeky little madam. I came to The Hugs Foundation when I was just 1 day old and had to be fed every hour for the first 2 weeks as I was very weak due to not receiving the nutrients I needed from my mother who sadly passing away. After a couple of weeks, I suddenly blossomed and all the hard work paid off!!

  • Bramble

    Name: Bramble

    Status: ready to be re-homed after castration

    Age: 1 year old

    Height: 12.2h

    Gender: Colt

    Colour: piebald

    My story: I came to Hugs with Bumbles after we were taken off the moor. I am very shy and like to try and hide behind my friend Bumbles, even though he tries to tell me off. The Hugs team are working very hard with me so I can build my confidence and they keep assuring me that Hugs is an amazing place to be.

  • Bumbles

    Name: Bumbles

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 1 years old

    Height: 11h (and growing!!)

    Gender: gelding (gelded 6.2.18)

    Colour: dark bay

    My story: Since I have come to The Hugs Foundation, I have gone from strength to strength!! I was pulled off Dartmoor as a baby and lost my mum in the process… this happens every year. When I first arrived, I was terrified but now I enjoy nothing more than cuddle and butt scratches!! I am now ready to progress in my education in a home of my own!!

     

     

  • Dude

    Name: Dude

    Status: permanent resident

    Age: 7 months old

    Height: 9h

    Gender: colt

    Colour: skewbald

    My story: I am a suspected 7-month colt who was thought to be too young at the sales to face everyone gawping and bidding on me so faced being returned to an uncertain future of life once home. Fortunately, The Hugs team spotted me and managed to do a deal with the farmer to save me. I am now settling into my new environment and have been the friendliest so far!!

  • Fern

    Name: Fern

    Status: availble to re-homing

    Age: 1 year

    Height: 12h (room for growth!)

    Gender: mare

    Colour: chestnut

    My story: I came off of Dartmoor in September 2017 and came straight to Hugs, which I was pleased about as I have learnt so much already. Although I am a little shy still, I am ready for a new home that can put a lot of one to one work into me to make me into that perfect little family pony I know I will be!!

  • Gatsby

    Name: Gatsby

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 2 years old

    Height: 12.2h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: skewbald

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation after serious neglect and being illegally fly grazed. I was in extremely poor condition and had a terrible worm burden. Thanks to Hugs, I am now a confident little chap who has certainly found his hooves!! I am now looking for a new, loving home of my own where I can continue my education. Can you be the one for me?

  • Gemma

    Name: Gemma

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 24 years old

    Height: 15.3h/16h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: chestnut

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation the weekend before Christmas 2017!! Unfortunately, due to many different reasons, my daughter (Ginger) and I was not being cared for as we should have been and had been found out on the side of a busy road, trying to find grass to eat!! Thanks to the efforts of so many people, we were put into a field and The Hugs Foundation managed to get us signed over into their care. I am now looking for my forever home. As I am an older lady I am looking to go as a companion only!! I am very sweet and would be perfect for a nice, quiet home.

     

     

  • Ginger

    Name: Ginger

    Status: ready to be re-homed after physio treatment (read my story)

    Age: 8 years old

    Height: 15.2h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: chestnut

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation with my mum, Gemma on the weekend before Christmas! Unfortunately we were not being cared for as we should have been due to a number of reasons. We were found eating grass on the side of a busy road after escaping from a field we were not meant to be in. Fortunately, Hugs took us in and we couldn’t have settled in better!! Sadly, it would seem that I have a back injury/soreness so the Hugs team are going to be working on me to get me better then we will know from there whether I can go as a ridden horse or companion.

  • Guinness

    Name: Guiness

    Status: ready to be re-homed after castration

    Age: 7 months

    Height: 12h (room for growth!!)

    Gender: colt

    Colour: stock colour black with white point and blaze.

    My story: The team suspect that we may be twins, either way we are still the best of friends and have been since we were on the moor. I am glad that the team decided to keep me with Paddy. The team keep assuring me that life at Hugs is going to be amazing.

     

     

  • Gypsy

    Name: Gypsy

    Status: TBC

    Age: Unknown (TBC)

    Height: 12.2h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: bay

    My story: I came off Dartmoor in September 2017 after this very stressful time, I came to The Hugs Foundation where it is taking me a long time to accept human contact but I am pleased to say I am slowly but surely getting there!!

  • Horlicks

    Name: Horlicks

    Status: TBC

    Age: 4/5 year old

    Height: 14.1h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: mainly black with white patches and a blaze

    My story: I was born with a clubbed hoof and dumped at only 10 days old. I came to The Hugs Foundation from Kent and the team have promised me a happy life where nothing is expected from me. I am a very good to brush and to groom my long mane however I do not like my feet to be picked up but I am getting better. I would love to go to a home of my very own but I have had complications with my clubbed foot which has meant I have had to undergo surgery and because of this, I am unsure if I will be able to re-homed at this stage.

  • Isobelle

    Name: Isobella Princess

    Status: permanent resident

    Age: 1 year old

    Height: 8h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: chestnut

    My story: I have the important job as the charity mascot!! I have been to a few events and have certainly attracted some attention!! I will be working hard at becoming a therapy pony, which means you can talk to me about anything and I will only listen and never judge.

  • James and Sweep

    Names: James (pony) and Sweep (shetland)

    Status: permanent residents

    Age: James – 16 years old, Sweep – 12 years old

    Height: James – 12.2h, Sweep – 9h

    Colour: Dark bays

    Our story:  We came to The Hugs Foundation because our previous owners had their house repossessed and we had nowhere else to go. We live in a stable together because we have never been separated!!

  • Jimima

    Name: Jimima

    Status: Reserved

    Age: 8 months

    Height: 12.2h (room for growth!)

    Gender: filly

    Colour: skewbald

    My story: Fortunately I was born at The Hugs Foundation!! I have been a little superstar since the day I arrived and now weaned, I have been amazing with my education. I am now ready to go to a new, loving home or foster home to continue my education.

  • Kizzie

    Name: Kizzie

    Status: available for re-homing (please read my story)

    Age: 13 years old

    Height: 13h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: grey

    My story: I was bought to The Hugs Foundation due to not being able to be taken care of anymore. I have acute laminitis which has sadly never been managed before now and I am 13 years old. The Hugs Team have taken me in and put me on a strict diet and I am managed daily!! I would love a home of my own but it would have to be an experienced home that has dealt with laminitis in the past. I am such a sweet girl with a lot to give.

  • Lucky

    Name: Lucky

    Status: available soon…

    Age: 1 year old

    Height: 9h

    Gender: colt

    Colour: grey

    My story: I was bought for just £10.00 after nearly being classed as ‘unsold’ in the ring at the market. Unfortunately, being a young colt would have meant one thing… Being shot. The Hugs team decided to open their hearts and make just one more space for me!! It was would seem my fate had been saved.

  • Lucy

    Hi! My name is Lucy. I am the biggest lamb here at the farm and I am a real people person! I love nothing more than cuddles and kisses daily. I came to the farm when I was a couple of months old. The team knew I was going to be a big ewe and they were not wrong!! I have always loved my food. The team could not keep up with how fast I used to drink my milk, but it has made me the strong, healthy girl I am now.

  • Magic

    Name: Magic

    Status: Reserved

    Age: 2 years old

    Height: 13h (and growing!)

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: piebald

    My story:  I came to be at The Hugs Foundation due to being illegally fly grazed. When I first arrived, I was extremely skinny and just a number… literally!! However, since I have been at Hugs, I have received so much love and attention and now I look like a new pony!! I am now ready to move on and find my very own home. Can you be the one for me?

  • Noa

    Name: Noa

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 8 months

    Height: 12h

    Gender: Filly

    Colour: black with white patches and white blaze

    My story: I was born here at The Hugs Foundation on the 3rd June 2017!! Since then I have been weaned and begun my education with the Hugs team. Although a little stubborn, I am learning well and now love a groom and do not mind my feet being picked up!! I am now ready to go on to a home or foster home of my own so that I can continue my education on a one to one basis.

  • Oliver

    Name: Olver

    Status: TBC (read my story)

    Age: 10 years old

    Height: 11.3h

    Gender: Gelding

    Colour: grey

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation because my previous owners could not handle me and I was due to be put to sleep. Fortunately, The Hugs Foundation took me in and have been working on any behavior issues. Unfortunately, I do suffer from lamintis and this is being monitored by hugs staff over the next seven months.

  • Paddy

    Name: Paddy

    Status: ready to re-homed after castration

    Age: 7 months old

    Height: 12.2h (room for growth!)

    Gender: colt

    Colour: black with white patches and a white blaze

    My story: I, along with a few others here at Hugs came off the moor. I am very lucky because I have always been with my best friend Guinness who they suspect might be my brother. How exciting. I now live at Hugs and the team are working hard to build my confidence.

  • Poppy

    Name: Poppy

    Status: permenant resident

    Age: 18 years old

    Height: 16.3h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: chestnut

    My story: I might look big and scary but I am soft, gentle and I love a fuss. I am not a rescue but I work with the other guests here at The Hugs Foundation. I love being brushed but I can be a little bit funny under my belly so skip that part! I enjoy some treats, but I can be a bit fussy and please do not over feed me as too many snacks for myself and my friends can be bad for us and make us nip!

  • Riley

    Name: Riley

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 20 years old

    Height: 13.3h

    Gender: Gelding

    Colour: skewbald

    My story:  Molly-June is my daughter and Bonnie is my Best Friend. I have been an active stallion, which means I am BIG and I am STRONG. I came to The Hugs Foundation after my previous owners could no longer care for me. Although I may look scary, I am really sweet and have actually been broken in whilst at Hugs (you can teach an old dog new tricks!) I am now looking for my own home – I have lived out with both males and females and I am very well behaved. I would love to be loved on a one to one basis and also go out for light hacks here and there.

  • Robin

    Name: Robin

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 3/4 years old

    Height: 12.2h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: Piebald

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation in September 2017 after being illegally fly grazed and abandoned in Berkshire.The team immediately felt sorry for me when I arrived as I am blind in one eye. After having a full vet check, we found out that my eye, although blind was not causing me any discomfort so I can go about my life like any other horse!I  Like Batman, I also suffered the worst case of worm burden the vets had ever seen but fortunately with the team’s quick efforts, I was medicated immediately and feeling a lot better now!!I I am now focusing on finding my forever home where I can continue my education.

  • Rooney

    Name: Rooney

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 1 year old

    Height: 12h

    Gender: gelding (gelded 7.2.18)

    Colour: skewbald

    My story: I came off Dartmoor September 2017 and I since coming to Hugs, I have gone from strength to strength!! I am now ready to go to a new home but I am still a little nervy so I would need patience, time and a lot of love.

  • Sam

    Name: Sam

    Status: permenant resident

    Age: 16 years old

    Height: 17.2h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: dark bay

    My story: I am not a rescue but I work with the other guests here at The Hugs Foundation. I have been abused in my past life which can make me very nervous of sudden movements. I fear any loud sounds and I do not like anybody approaching me too quickly I would never hurt anyone but I need them to understand I am very sensitive.

  • Yogi

    Name: Yogi

    Status: permanent resident

    Age: 8 years old

    Height: 13h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: dunn

    My story: I am a scared little chap who just wants to be understood. I have had a dreadful past and sadly I can’t get over it… I was castrated in a cattle crush with no anesthetic or sedatives so you can imagine what I have been through. Although I am a big scaredy cat, the Hugs team are always there for me and manage me according to my fear levels!! I have been doing really well – I have even worked with volunteers.

Re-Homed Residents

  • Balou

    Hi! My name is Balou. I am a very lovely boy so the team tell me. I came to The Hugs Foundation as I needed to be castrated and I had been seized due to being illegally fly grazed. One of my favourite things to do is fall asleep whilst being groomed. I am in with all the boys in the field. We have lots of fun.

  • Belle

    Hi, my name is a Belle!! I am a little lady that had been the apple of the team’s eye from the very start as I had been spotted on the day of the drift with my mum (my mum was not at sales with me ☹ .) I was a bedraggled, nervous baby that had no idea where I was or what was going on, but I soon found myself under the care and protection of The Hugs Foundation.

  • Bonnie

    Name: Bonnie

    Status: re-homed

    Age: 14 years old

    Height: 14h

    Gender: Mare

    Colour: piebald

    My story: I came to The Hugs Foundation in foal with Molly-June and Riley. Molly- June is mine and Riley’s foal too! My owners were no longer able to care for me. I was very underweight, with overgrown hooves and crawling with lice. I am very calm and love to be scratched and  pampered.

  • Gandalf

    Hi! I’m the cheeky chappy Gandalf the Grey, I am only young so still learning lots. I came to The Hugs Foundation at the same time as Yogi in April 2017. I am a confident boy and happy to be fussed, groomed, pampered and walked on the lead. My favourite thing to do (oh, apart from eating!!) is playfight with my friends in the field. I like to try to tackle them, race them and roll in the mud.

  • Hetty

    Name: Hetty

    Status: I have found my new home

    Age: 12 years old (estimated)

    Height: 14h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: piebald

     

    My story:  I came to The Hugs Foundation after being neglected. Fortunately Hugs took me in when I was in foal and I was able to have my final foal, Noa in safety and warmth. I have now had Noa weened from me and I am looking to start my education. I may an older lady (who can be grumpy and stubborn) but I am looking to please!! If you think you have room in your heart for me, please let my humans know!!

  • Molly-June

    Name: Molly – June

    Status: available for re-homing

    Age: 2 years old

    Height: 13.2h

    Gender: mare

    Colour: skewbald

    My story: I had never been handled before coming here. In fact, I had a sheltered first year of my life so I had a lot to learn. After a lot of time, patience and love, the Hugs team bought me out of my shell and I am now a confident little lady who is ready to go to a home of my own and continue my education.

  • Tom

    Name: Tom

    Status: I have found my new home

    Age: 2 years old

    Height: 12.2h

    Gender: gelding

    Colour: piebald

    My story: I came to be at The Hugs Foundation due to being illegally fly grazed with Gatsby and Magic. I have come so far since accepting the love from the Hugs team!! I am so calm and I love a brush. I am now looking to continue my education in a home of my own.

  • Tom

    Name: Tom

    Status: I have found my new home

    Age: 9 months

    Height: 12.2h

    Gender: gelding (gelded 6.2.18)

    Colour: piebald

    My story: I am glad to say that I was born at Hugs as my mum, Bonnie, told me the world can be a nasty place out there. Fortunately, I will be under the care of the Hugs team as all the horses/ponies here are!! I have been a good boy so far in my education since being weaned from mum but now I am ready to go to my new home or foster home so I can continue.

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