SHE is truly a star – and now has a loving owner who is helping her shine brighter than ever.
It was back in March when RSPCA Cymru issued an appeal for a loving home for Seren Coed as part of the Homes for Horses campaign.
Seren Coed was rescued by RSPCA inspectors from Caernarfon in January 2015 and was found with a horrific injury to one of her hind legs.
A concerned member of the public called the RSPCA and inspector Andy Broadbent was sent to the location. There he found Seren Coed with a serious and painful injury and called for immediate veterinary help.
It was thought she had been caught up in barbed wire and somehow got free and was left to fend for herself.
In RSPCA care Seren Coed’s injury improved and she showed great improvement. Once she was available for rehoming an appeal was issued as part of Homes for Horses campaign 2015.
Louise Merryweather immediately fell in love with Seren Coed when she met her during a visit to RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre in Shrewsbury.
“She is so unique and I am so proud of her,” she said. “Seren is such an amazing pony, I have ridden all my life and have owned and worked with lots of ponies, yet she is by far the most adorable sweet thing.
“I have two young children who adore her and she is so gentle around them. She is a very people-oriented girl who will follow me anywhere and she’ll do anything for a scratch!”
Seren Coed – now named Serendipity Coed – is growing up fast in her new home.
“She is growing a rapid rate,” said Louise from North Shropshire. “Although initially she was to be my children’s riding pony, I think she shall make about 14.2hh, as she now measures 13.3 at two-and-a-half.
“You can hardly see a mark now from her injury. It has perfectly healed up. She is very lucky.
“We’ve started calling her Serendipity and it really suits her nature.”
RSPCA equine rehoming officer for Wales, Gareth Johnson, said: “We are over the moon that Seren Coed found her forever home, especially considering that situation she was found in.
“It is really heartening to hear that she is doing well with her new family.”
There are plenty of homes needed for our rescue horses, ponies and donkeys. If anyone would like to apply to adopt a horse, pony or donkey please visit www.rspca.org.uk/homesforhorses.
If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).