GROOMS SHOWS their appreciation for the NHS by clapping alongside their ponies at Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Lancashire.

On Thursday evening at 8pm, whilst abiding by strict social distancing, the grooms from Penny Farm took part in the Clap for our Carers along with others nationwide.

World Horse Welfare recently announced that there are 406 horses in its care at its four Rescue and Rehoming Centres, including Penny Farm, which is its highest number on record. Caring for such a large number of animals is putting extra demands on staff, in addition to complying with the rules on social distancing and the suspension of rehoming activities in light of movement restrictions to prevent Coronavirus.

However, morale and team spirit remains extremely high amongst the grooms and other staff at the farms, and they wanted to take the time to show their appreciation for the NHS.

Despite a suspension of rehoming during the current situation, World Horse Welfare are still encouraging people to apply online to rehome a pony at

so that as soon as restrictions are lifted, they can quickly continue with the process and make space in their farms for more horses that are in need.


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