SOUTH ESSEX TO THE RESCUE
South Essex Insurance
Brokers have donated a newly built, custom made Oakley
two horse lorry to the British Horse Society Rescue Centre.
Transport is essential
to the work of the BHS in rescuing neglected or
severely abused horses and ponies. "We need to be able to go and
pick up a
rescue case at short notice", said Kerstin Alford, BHS head of welfare.
"Having our own lorry means that valuable time will not be lost in
the pony. Often a few hours can make the difference between life and death
for these poor creatures. We are delighted that South Essex is helping
The lorry will also
be used for essential trips to the veterinary hospital,
as well as for the journey to the new home once the horse or pony has
nursed back to health.
In addition to this
essential transport, the vehicle will serve as a
promotional roadshow, allowing the welfare team to attend shows and events
to publicise the vital work of the BHS, and to raise the very necessary
The current star of
the rescue centre is Caspar, a tiny Shetland pony. Now
fully recovered, he regularly attends fund raising events, proudly pulling
his little cart and giving rides to delighted children.