Since 9th May 2011, CURC have been sponsoring Libby at Springhill Stables, where our Novice and Beginner riders take their lessons.
Libby was bought from a meat market in March 2009 in poor conditon. When Fiona found her, she had a bit tied to her head collar to stop her from suckling her mother, who Fiona also took in. She had wounds around her mouth from it. Her hooves were overgrown and Libby had various injuries including a stab wound from a sharp object (probably a pitchfork) which had become infected. She also had a case of strangles (a serious bacterial infection, causing severe inflammation of the head and throat and often rupture of the lymph nodes).
The riders at Springhill are welcome to ask to visit Libby after their lessons. The Novice rep gets regular updates and photos of Libby, which will be getting more frequent when Fiona begins to work with her and train her).
Riders from the club might get to be her very first riders, although this may not be for some time as she is only two years old.