Quest for life for a little guy with a big heart

Quest on arrival at The Horse Trust
Quest on arrival at The Horse Trust.

Little Quest has a huge personality that is no match for his frail and emaciated body.

The 12-hand 18-month-old bay colt is the worst case of animal neglect The Horse Trust in Britain has ever seen.

It is hoping horse-loving members of the public will step forward to help with donations to cover what the trust says will be a long and difficult road to recovery.

On Wednesday last week, British RSPCA inspectors removed the painfully thin, dehydrated and pitiful pony from a field in Bedfordshire.

Arriving at The Horse Trust late in the evening, Quest – named by Horse Trust supporters after the unusual question-mark-shaped stripe on his nose – was barely able to stand and was crawling with lice.

Quest was so weak, he had to be helped to walk the few paces to his isolation stable.

It was touch and go whether he would even survive the night.

His eyes, too big for his emaciated body, were pleading for care.

Trust chief executive Jeanette Allen said: “How anyone can do this to an animal beggar’s belief. He arrived in a worse condition than the Spindles Farm ponies, which made such dramatic and widespread headlines in January 2008, when they were rescued from their own horrors of neglect.

“We are doing everything we can to save him, but it is going to be an incredibly long road for this poor little chap and right now his fate still lies in the balance; no-one here has ever seen a pony so thin yet still alive and standing.”

To donate to Horse Trust  visit or telephone 01494 488464.  


Quest at The Horse Trust

Quest at The Horse Trust


5 thoughts on “Quest for life for a little guy with a big heart

  • March 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

    And I bet the people who owned him weren’t starving.

  • April 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    i have an x racer who ended up like this it has taken me a year to pullhim round good liuck with this pony lets hope the owners get what they deserve

  • April 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Poor poor little chap, why?? He is just a baby, Tears in my eyes. Please pull through Quest x

  • April 4, 2012 at 2:04 am

    The owners should be made to starve and fall ill. I am thoroughly disgusted with humans who do this to helpless, beautiful animals. May God bless this little guy and help him on to the road to recovery. I am saying lots of prayers for Quest.

  • April 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Poor little fella. But he looks like a fighter. Best of luck, Quest, for a loving home and lots of carrots.


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