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Frances

Frances

My name is Frances and I’m the oldest pony here. This is my special rug, It’s called the Curse of the Burning Arsehole rug. It has magical powers and I wear it when I set people’s bottoms on fire.

I was found in 2012, tied to a tree outside a primary school in Dublin where children were stoning me and kicking me until I fell down and couldn’t get up. Luckily someone saw what was happening and called the pound to take me away.

I was terrified out of my wits and the vet at the pound said I was dangerous and must be put to sleep after 5 days but a rescue stepped in and fought for me and after a few weeks I was released and sent to Louth.

I wouldn’t allow anyone near me and in 2014 the at Lady at Putting in the Magic said she’d take me. I’ve been here for 8 years and I’m still very frightened of people. 

I come to the front door for my feed twice a day and I’ll go into a stable and allow the Lady to groom me but that’s it.My teeth are very worn down because I’m so old and I can’t chew hay any more and I have to get special medication because I can’t digest my feed properly and my poos are very soft. I also have arthritis. Otherwise I’m in very good health.

I was adopted by Paul and Mary in March 2022 where I lived out my life until just before Christmas my back legs gave in and I couldn’t get up and so the vet came and put me to sleep. I was almost 50 years old by then and I was happy to go.

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