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A Light Hack for £250

A severely emaciated 15.2 hh dark brown gelding advertised for sale in the 'Free Ads' as a 'Light Hack' for £250 has found sanctuary thanks to a vigilant horse lover.

20 year old Danny Boy had been at a livery yard in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, last August when an ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Field Officer and the RSPCA warned his young owner to take better care of him.

Not long after he was moved to another yard and was recently advertised for sale.
A prospective buyer, who responded to the ad, contacted the ILPH as soon as she saw the appalling condition he was in.

Comments Jacko Jackson, ILPH Field Officer, "Danny Boy's owner moved him after we had seen him last year so we lost track of him, but thanks to the person who responded to the ad and contacted us, we were able to visit once again."

With the help of the livery yard owner the young woman was persuaded to sign the horse over to the ILPH and he is now at Hall Farm, Snetterton.

Continues Jacko, "To say he is thin is an understatement - I really thought our vet would advise us to put him down, but no, he reckons he has a good chance."

Danny Boy is now in ILPH care and hopefully with a carefully planned diet, proper dental, veterinary and farriery attention, and lots of tlc he will make a full recovery.

Visitors can see Danny Boy at the weekends, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays between 11 and 4 when the centre is open.


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