Amazing transformation of pitiful foal left for dead in a field of mouldy hay who is now a champion pony

  • The black and white cob was abandoned as a foal and couldn’t even stand
  • He was taken from Cheshire to a farm in Blackpool after owners weren’t found
  • Frodo won two first prizes at a rescue competition last weekend at Equifest

Trotting majestically around his paddock, mane blowing in the breeze, Frodo is happy with life.

For he has just become a national champion pony, four years after being rescued when on the brink of death.

The black and white cob was abandoned as a foal. He was found lying in a field of mouldy hay, infested with worms and lice. 

 The rescue pony has gone on to win two first prizes after being left for dead in a Cheshire field

He did not have the strength to stand and, with no food or water, would not have survived another day.

A caller alerted the World Horse Welfare charity, who took him from the field in Cheshire to its Penny Farm in Blackpool after efforts to find his owner failed.

Now he has not just been nursed back to health, he has been transformed into a champion. 

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Frodo took two first prizes in rescue pony competitions at last weekend’s Equifest horse show in Peterborough and was named overall rescue pony champion.

Penny Farm manager Fran Williamson said: ‘Frodo’s transformation is truly amazing. It is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the team who cared for him, and we couldn’t be prouder.’ 

Frodo did not have the strength to stand and was nursed back to health at a farm in Blackpool


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