Foxy is a Shetland mare with a big personality. This little lady certainly has the cuteness factor and doesn't she know it. She loves keeping all the boys in line. Her favourite pastime is eating and she was rather put out when she had to go on a diet.
Foxy came from someone that didn't know that much about her breed which meant she was often described as a bit of a cheeky monkey. Whilst she still has her moments, she is much better now. She can be absolutely lovely to you if you are feeding her or grooming her itchy spots. She also loves giving kisses so be prepared.
Foxy feeds off people, she is very good at teaching boundaries as everyone thinks "oh isn’t she cute" and gets in her space and she'll come in yours. She can be cheeky, she can be stroppy and she can be lovely. It completely depends on the person's energy and how they interact with her.
Suzie is an Arab cross, a very sensitive girl but a real sweetheart. Suzie has had a difficult past and has been passed around a lot, having had various foals and being a "difficult horse" to ride means she isn't a child's riding horse and so she's been sold on various times. Suzie has found her home here at Spirit and Soul and was kindly donated by her last owners, knowing that she will have a lovely home.
Suzie is a sweetheart but is also little miss independent. If your energy and intention aren't right she will not be caught, will not move and will not do what you want. She will not give you anything on a plate. She really has to trust you to do something for you which helps a lot of people quieten themselves and just understand horses body language.
Loki is an ex-racehorse who only finished racing in May 2016. Unfortunately racing wasn't his forte, he didn't like it and wasn't particularly fast so lost all the races he ran. This wasn't his intended path. Upon meeting Loki we were blown away by his kind nature and energy. We knew there and then that he should be part of our herd. Loki adores children and is a lovely gentle soul with them.
Loki has two sides, which makes him an excellent therapy horse. He is so sensitive and can pick up on what people really need to work on. He has no malice or no nasty intention in his body but will soon throw his weight around if people need a big looking obstacle. Dependent on what people need he can be like a big dog following you around or he will test you.
George is a thoroughbred ex-racehorse, who raced unsuccessfully when he was young. George has had a difficult life, he has seen the darker sides of people and was sent through a 'dodgy horse auction' years back due to his issues. George is a very forgiving and trusting horse, you can make mistakes with him and he will forgive you, meaning you can learn a lot from and with him.
Having previously been beaten with metal poles it is unbelievable how he lets people touch him. He has previously been described as "stressy and with numerous issues" however George has really settled here at Spirit and Soul.
George came from a lovely lady who no longer had time to work with him and his problems, he has various psychological issues related to his back and his saddle. He was kindly donated to Spirit and Soul knowing he would have a lovely home.
Linnet is a Konik pony, a semi-feral breed originating from Poland. Linnet has had very limited experience with people and was wild on the Wicken Fen for the first part of her life. She was given a home through the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust as a conservation 'lawnmower'' however due to unforeseen circumstances had to be rehomed. Linnet has a very cheeky personality and is a real crow pleaser.
Skye is a Konik pony, a semi-feral breed originating from Poland. Skye has also had very limited experience with people and spent most of her life wild on Wicken Fen. When taken she had a foal at foot, he was rehomed before she came to us. Skye is very shy and retiring.