It is with deepest sadness that we lost our Poitou stallion, Torrent, on Tuesday 3rd August 2010. He had ongoing chronic foot problems and it got to the stage where it affected his quality of life. Torrent is the father to most of our main Poitou herd, he came into the Sanctuary in 1988. He had lived with his mule friend Gypsy for 15 years here at Slade House Farm.
His departure has left a big hole in our hearts here at the Sanctuary and we are sure with many visitors. We hope to have a plaque made for him to put up at Shelter 5 as a lasting memorial to this truly gentle giant.
If you are visiting the Sanctuary and passing Shelter 5, please give Gypsy a big cuddle, as although he has three new friends, he still enjoys cuddles from us all.