Meet Penny

Penny and Belle (who has now passed over the rainbow bridge) are two elderly Percheron horses who came to Wishing Well in June 2013 after having nowhere to go when their human had to sell his farm, where they used to plough the fields. Their human had retired them due to their advancing age and was extremely fond of them, so was very concerned about ensuring that they lived out their remaining years in happiness and comfort.

Knowing that there are kill buyers out there who would stop at nothing to purchase such large horses to slaughter for meat, and knowing how slim the chances were of finding a home for such elderly mares, Wishing Well agreed to take them in. Despite her imposing size, Penny is a gentle giant with a calm personality that is synonymous with her breed.