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Lluest Rescuses Four Ponies Named After Lord Of The Rings

Lluest Rescuses Four Ponies Named After Lord Of The Rings. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a press release on the Rescuses of Four Ponies Named After Lord Of The Rings. The Lluest Horse and Pony Trust introduces four noble stallions named after The Lord of the Rings characters. They were found running loose on a busy road for almost two weeks. The Trust was founded in 1985 by Ginny Hajdukiewicz to provide a sanctuary and safe place for Welsh equines.

Lluest Rescuses Four Ponies Named After Lord Of The Rings

In a tale reminiscent of epic fantasy, the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust proudly introduces four noble stallions, each named after characters from the beloved saga The Lord of the Rings. Their journey to Lluest began amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy A48 between Pyle and Margam, where they had been running loose, lost and alone, for nearly two weeks, a danger to themselves and the road users.

Recognising the peril they faced and the potential danger they posed, the local authority intervened and put a stop to their adventures. Following exhaustive efforts to locate their owner, nobody claimed them. All four were found to be entirely males, and none were microchipped, even though this is a legal requirement.

So, with nowhere else to go, these four adventurers headed to the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust, where they will eventually be integrated into the Trust’s existing herds while loving Guardian homes are found for them.

In honour of their adventures, they have all been given names from the Lord of the Rings: Frodo, Baggins, Gandalf, and Samwise.

Meet Frodo, Baggins, Gandalf And Samwise

One of the rescued ponies, Frodo, already had a head collar on and was friendly and happy to be caught, led, and groomed. The two cobs, Gandalf and Samwise, were much more nervous and would follow the lead of their more confident friend. As you’d expect, Gandalf was grey, and Samwise was piebald and the most nervous of the four.

These two still cannot be touched as they are far too fearful, but they are gradually growing in confidence under the expert care of Lluest’s team. The Shetland, named Baggins, is a little less nervous, and his confidence has improved quickly, making it easier for him to catch, lead, and groom. With such differences between the four, it isn’t easy to imagine where they came from. As none were microchipped, it is feared they were dumped on the side of the road.

Fortunately, they have ended up at their own Rivendell and will rest while rehabilitated, ready for the adventures ahead. These boys have been neglected for a while, and they need veterinary care, blood tests, worm counts and most likely a course of worming too, treatment for parasites, dental examinations and possible rasping, vaccinations, castration, and the help of a farrier to bring their feet back to total health. In addition, they will receive expert training and handling in preparation for finding their forever homes through Lluest’s Guardianship scheme.

Lluest Recuses Four Ponies Named After Lord Of The Rings
From the top left, Baggins, Frodo, Gandalf, Samwise


“Baggins and Frodo have just completed their first dental, microchips, tetanus vaccines and strangles blood tests in preparation for coming out of quarantine. They have already been wormed following their medium worm egg counts. These two boys took it all in their stride and were perfectly behaved. Our vet, Lisa, loved them. She thinks little Baggins is around five years old. However, Frodo’s teeth were a little puzzling, but Lisa’s best guess, for now, is that he is around seven years old. We hope to be able to geld them next month,” said Lluest’s operations manager, Dionne Schuurman.

“We are allowing nervous Gandalf to settle in without asking too much of him, so he skipped this vet visit as he was only caught for the first time yesterday. It was great finally getting my hands on him and cutting out some of his badly matted hair. As expected, his worries quickly faded, and he thoroughly enjoyed his first groom and scratches. He is a very sweet young man, and it’s easy to fall in love with him.

“Samwise is even more suspicious and nervous of us. He will take longer to come around. He will eat from a bucket you hold but quickly pin his ears and move away if you try to place even a finger on him. Who knows if he’s had a previous bad experience with humans, leading to him being so defensive? Hopefully, it won’t be too long before he realises he isn’t in danger from us.” explained Dionne.

Support Needed

Unfortunately, their care does cost money. The initial bill is estimated to be in the region of £8000, so the Trust is asking people to consider donating towards their upkeep. Lluest relies entirely on donations in order to continue its work, rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming horses, ponies, and donkeys that have been abandoned, neglected, or are victims of poor circumstances.

Therefore, the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust has set up a GoFundMe page and is grateful for any donation, however small.

You can follow the story of these four adventurous people on Lluest’s Facebook page:

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon.

About Lluest Horse and Pony Trust

The Lluest Horse and Pony Trust was established by Ginny Hajdukiewicz in 1985. Ginny was so distressed by the appalling condition and handling of wild hill ponies and foals in local sales that she decided to create a charity for Welsh equines to offer them a refuge and safe haven.

Located at Beili Bedw Farm, Llanddeusant, Llangadog, in Carmarthenshire (SA19 9TG), the Trust employs one full-time and one part-time groom and welcomes volunteers yearly. It also runs dedicated days for people with special needs. The Trust is fundeTrustirely by donations and is forever grateful to those who donate some of their money and time to help look after needy animals:



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