Peter and Rudolf go to Wormwood Scrubs

Donkeys Peter and Rudolf just out of the horsebox and about to make new friends at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre on 19th March 2015.
Peter and Rudolf arriving at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre

Today two of our donkeys, Peter and Rudolf, are going to live at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre in London. Although most of our donkeys live here at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (Oxfordshire, England), some of our  donkeys are fostered elsewhere in the UK where we continue to ensure that they are well cared for.

Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is an excellent equine facility at which rescued and well trained and cared for ponies provide the enjoyment of Riding for the Disabled (RDA) activities. Many people who have learning difficulties, among other challenges, also benefit from the hard work and fundraising needed to care for the animals and maintain and extend their facilities. Peter and Rudolf are expected to join the RDA team after they have settled in to their new home. In the early years RDA activities used to take place at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary. So, we are delighted to know that two of our donkeys will be carrying on that tradition at WSPC. It is a way of helping both our donkeys and the people that visit the PC.

Looking at the photos so far, they seem to be settling in quickly and enjoying their new surroundings. The ponies and donkeys enjoy their exercise with the human visitors and are never asked to do too much work. We have also heard that the equines at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre have the ‘perk’ of a 6 week annual holiday on a farm in Suffolk. Sounds good!

Below are the first few photos of Peter and Rudolf exploring their new surroundings and making a few new friends of the wonderful team at Wormwood Scrubs.

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