37 year old Lucretia lives at Brookfield Farm. She is very special because she was the first hinny to be relinquished to the Sanctuary back in 1975. A hinny means she has a donkey mother and a pony father.
Lucretia has spent her whole Sanctuary life at Brookfield Farm and has been here longer than any of the other equines who come into the Sanctuary. On arrival, each is given a unique number so we can record their health and any other relevant information. Lucretia is number 285 and this week we have given number 9983 to a new arrival.
Lucretia is still looking good for her age and although she is growing old gracefully, she can still be a right grumpy madam about having her tummy brushed! We are very fond of old Lu and ignore her occasional grumpiness!
In the morning when it's feed time and we shout "Lu Lu" down the yard, she gives us a little whinney noise back - bless her she knows her name!