The Story Of One Horse

It’s hard to think that Ben raced and won over $20,000. Ben's whereabouts for the next years were unknown, until he and his paddock mate became Pony Club mounts. One year later the teenagers weren’t attending Pony Club any more.

Ben and his paddock mate were found in August 2012 on ten acres with no grass and no evidence of any additional feed. Ben was so malnourished the Project Hope representative was gravely concerned that he wouldn’t even make the one hour road journey to his new home to be treated and rehabilitated. Ben received veterinary care and nutritious feed and over time made a full recovery.

Ben now spends his days with his long term carers Gary and Catherine, on their 80 acre farm overlooking the Cobaws in the Macedon Ranges area. His days are spent grazing on lush spring fed pasture; trouble and worry free. Ben is rotated through three big paddocks and fed daily. He is well cared for, given lots of carrots and home-made treats and enjoys getting out and about for a gentle ride to seeing other parts of the farm. He is extremely inquisitive and always needs to know what’s going on around the place.

During the hot summer months he especially likes his time playing under the sprinklers and loves drinking from the garden hose as he is a bit of a water baby. He is a very loving, gentle sweet horse and an extremely handsome animal.