“Omen” is a young Mini-Horse who was rescued from an unfortunate situation and has come to live at Ryerss Farm. He had been trained to pull a cart but was purchased by a stable to be a riding pony. When the new owners tried to put a saddle on the little pony, Omen became terrified at the weight and bucked it off. Over the next few weeks, the problem grew worse and Omen became more and more distressed. It became clear that Omen needed a new home as he was not able to do what was demanded of him. Afraid that he might be sold for slaughter, a concerned citizen stepped in a purchased Omen.
Subsequently, when we were asked to provide refuge and a home for the little mini-horse, Ryerss said “yes” and we are now welcoming Omen into our family. He has begun to accept treats which are offered gently by the children who visit us and is starting to trust humans again. Omen is a “good omen” for Ryerss and he now joins his new herd mates as our smallest resident!