It was a Wednesday evening when i got a call from a very upset lady. She knew of a Shire mare that had just gone to the knacker man. The knacker man in question was one, who soon after got into bother for putting horse meat through the food chain.
I’d never been to his place before, although i knew where it was. It was a Thursday and i bought the very sad, scared horse for the meat money. He delivered her to Moorside the next day. “She’s a very lucky horse” he said..”Friday is kill day, you just got her in time”
Mountbarrow Victoria was just 3 years old. She wouldn’t stand for the stallion, she couldn’t, she had a condition called shivers. So she was sent to be killed, still with the yellow industrial tape on her tail where they had held it up.
Jessie is 10 years old now and has just gone to a foster home with her buddy Pandora…Pandora too is a Shire but she is able to be ridden.
Jessie will remain as a sponsor horse as we will still pay for her keep, whatever she needs, for the rest of her life.