Matilda Arrived in October 2010, via Ireland, to the appalling markets in the UK destined for the continent. When she arrived at Flicka, she was emaciated, defensive and unapproachable: she had sustained beatings through the market place, bearing physical scars on her neck and back. Matilda was in such a bad way with her skin, feet and teeth, but her fear made it very difficult to treat her.
We housed Matilda with some other donkeys, including Violet… Violet immediately loved Matilda and the two have been inseparable ever since. Violet’s soft, friendly, affectionate nature has completely changed Matilda; she is now just like her best friend Violet, and craves affection. In fact it has now become a daily routine when every morning the donkeys go out; Matilda hangs back and won’t go out till she has had a cuddle!
Matilda had a jet black foal at foot, Fabrice, who is also with us and grown into a very handsome boy.