HRH The Princess Royal
visited the Norfolk centre of Britain’s largest equine rescue and rehoming
charity on 11 May.
As president of the charity,
The Princess Royal wanted to find out how the work of World Horse Welfare had
continued throughout the pandemic, learn more about how the charity deals with
the increasing number of cases involving large numbers of unhandled
horses and meet some of the horses and ponies currently in the farm.
On a beautiful day, she saw
how staff deal with animals that are unused to being around people, and
how they help the ponies get used to being led and enjoy being handled.
The Princess Royal also
met with staff and some of the members of the public who have rehomed horses
and ponies and the vet and farrier teams who
provide specialist care for the animals. She then met some
of the other residents, including Rose the newest foal born just three weeks
ago to her mother Violet, a starving mare rescued only just before giving
birth. Both foal and mother are doing well.