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New CHAPS rescue for abandoned baby horse 'Teddy'

New CHAPS rescue for abandoned baby horse 'Teddy'

Teddy CHAPS would like to introduce you all to their latest recruit, "Teddy".

Teddy had been abandoned and joined CHAPS on Tuesday 5th January after a concerned urban horse owner raised the alarm, worried that Teddy's health was seriously deteriorating and his life was in jeopardy.

Teddy was passed from pillar to post, changing owners five times in the space of three days, before being left to fend for himself.

It was clear when CHAPS staff arrived at the rescue scene that he had been taken away from his mother, much too early. Still a baby at only 4 months old, Teddy was at the point of collapse, vulnerable and alone in horrific weather conditions.

Urban horse owners and staff rallied the weak foal into safety, where he was taken into sanctuary at CHAPS.

Weighing just 100kg, Teddy has a number of health issues including worms and protruding bones due to malnutrition.

Teddy has spent the majority of the last 24 hours sleeping and building up his strength. His character has begun to shine through to rveal a very sweet natured little pony who loves cwtches and cuddles. He's inquisitive and desperate for love and affection.

Teddy will now stay at CHAPS for the foreseeable future, where he will be loved and cared for but he needs your help.

You can help Teddy’s rehabilitation by sponsoring him with as little as £4 for a bale of hay. There’s lots of items on Teddy’s wish list, such as a new rug to keep him warm and dry, stable toys and of course Teddy would like to meet his sponsors to say thank you.

You can donate online through Gwalia Trust to the 'CHAPS appeal' and any funds donated are then ring-fenced to ensure 100% of the money goes directly to helping teddy and other horses in need at Chaps.


If you would like any further information about CHAPS or Teddy, please call project manager Katie Double on 07817010664 or 01792 874248 or you can email

Read more about the Community Horse and Pony Scheme