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Bus-stop stallion now ready for a new home

Buster is no commuter, but he handled his wait for rescue at a busy Bristol bus stop with great aplomb. Photo: HorseWorld

Buster is no commuter, but he handled his wait for rescue at a busy Bristol bus stop with great aplomb. Photo: HorseWorld

A Shetland stallion abandoned last October at a busy bus stop in Bristol, England, is now ready to be rehomed.

Buster’s patient wait at the bus stop, tethered to a post, didn’t get him a trip into town, but it certainly earned him a one-way ticket to the headquarters of British charity HorseWorld.

Patrons of the bus service were astonished to see him standing patiently at the stop on Monday, October 28.

He was appropriately named Buster in honour of his brief brush with Bristol public transport.

Buster is looking forward to a bright future with British charity HorseWorld. Photo: HorseWorld

Buster is looking forward to a bright future with a loving family. Photo: HorseWorld

Now, HorseWorld says Buster is looking for a family to call his own.

“When we arrived, Buster was being tormented by children,” recalls HorseWorld’s equine husbandry manager, Joanne Vaughan.

“We untied him, loaded him up and brought him back to our welfare department.”

Buster was given a full veterinary checkover, which included vaccinations, worming, hoof trimming and dentistry. He was also gelded in order to give him a better life.

He has now completed his rehabilitation program.

“Buster is good to handle, though may nip a little bit, and good with the vet and farrier,” Vaughn says.

“He likes other horses but as he was 21 years old at castration, he will have some stallion tendencies, so may need to live with geldings.

“He is such a character. The staff will really miss him here, but it would be so nice for him to have someone who can give him the attention he deserves.”

More information: www.horseworld.org.uk/rehome or call 01275 832067

Reporting: Amy Williams

Horsetalk.co.nz

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