Every now and again (about every 3 years), we manage to convince Hilary to leave Hungry Horse Outside for a few hours. We felt it was prevalent to show the young boys and girls that spend their summers doing their part to help Irish horses how a sanctuary is run. The differences between a rescue, rehabilitation and training facility to the equally important Sanctuary and the peaceful beautiful life the animals have with Sue Paling of Sai Sanctuary. Sue works equally as hard as everyone involved with Hungry Horse, giving each animal the quality of life they deserve.
Sometimes even we need a reminder to take a step back and enjoy the animal in hand and a stark reminder of the importance of what Sue has created for these animals, animals that would normally be put to sleep, due to age, health worries or a simple lack of space.
Sue extended a huge warm welcome to our young volunteers and answered all their questions as regards what she does, how she runs and how she built the life she has for the animals.
Sue helps Hungry Horse Outside out in any way she can, she has taken and supported many of our horses on a short term basis, she has also taken in many of our donkeys as well as some little ponies including Twinkle who featured on our page a number of weeks back.
Thank you Sue for showing us all your Sanctuary, for letting us meet all the animals in your care and for even looking after some of the HHO bunch for the summer, a truly remarkable woman whom we have huge respect and admiration for.
A huge huge thank you Sue for having ourselves and the gang today! (and for the cake)