£1000 top-up from PPCT helps Mane Chance Hay Appeal smash target

Charity now has year's supply of hay in the bag!

Mane chance hay appeal chestnut horse eats hay

PPCT has boosted the Mane Chance Urgent Hay Appeal, taking it to £10,000.

Jenny SeagroveThis means that the equine charity has secured a year’s supply of hay for its many rescue horses and ponies. The Trust promised that if the Hay Appeal reached 9K, they would top it up by £1000.

“A huge thanks to The Petplan Charitable Trust for their donation towards our Hay appeal,” says Jenny Seagrove, Founding Trustee of Mane Chance. “With their help we will be able to buy all the hay that our wonderful herd of rescued horses needs for the year. We are truly grateful for their ongoing support.”

Based in Guildford, Surrey, Mane Chance was set up by Seagrove in 2011. The sanctuary consists of 60 acres of grazing and the horses are managed in relationship herds. Rather than grazing in the more traditional rectangular fields, the horses roam through a track system, encouraging them to forage, exercise and gently socialise in a more natural way.

The charity has also developed a special area specifically for Shetland ponies. These hardy little ponies are designed for harsher conditions than can be found in the lush pastures of rural Surrey. This means that they are susceptible to laminitis and becoming overweight. At Mane Chance, the Shetlands live in a dedicated area that has been sown with hardier grass species. They also have access to gorse and heather, providing an environment that is much closer to their native habitat.

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