We'd met Frixos, a young stallion, before where he lived at a large garden centre. At the time he had some rather horrid fly bites on his legs which we treated and explained to his carers how to take care of the problem.
Earlier this year we were asked to go and see Frixos as the owner and staff noticed that the flies were attacking his legs again.
Unfortunately the garden centre was having financial problems and the owner was concerned that they wouldn't be able to take care of Frixos. He asked if we could take him and so the next day we arrived with our trailer to collect him.
Young stallions can sometimes be very lively to handle but Frixos was such a good boy. He went straight onto the trailer and travelled extremely well.
The usual 'welcoming committee' consisting of all the adoption donkeys, came to the fence of their paddock to greet him and see who this handsome young chap was. As Frixos had lived on his own for most of his life, he thought this was all very exciting and trotted along beside the holding base owner just like a very fit racehorse.
He's now been castrated and has moved to one of our other holding bases. We're happy to say he has settled in really well and has been making lots of new friends.