Frodo was found on 15th September, wandering the highway in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu (neighbouring state) with a badly broken leg. He must be miserable out in the rain with little grass to graze, hobbling around on the hard tar roads. Not to mention the traffic that was probably narrowly missing him.
He was found by another shelter, who then contacted us about taking him in. We couldn’t refuse. Frodo arrived a couple days later, tired but excited to explore his new home.
Rather than being happy with the other ponies, Frodo chose to be part of the horsey herd, ie Zelda, Hannibal and Boris. A hobbit amongst the giants, he is such a determined little pony, we are in constant awe of his undying spirit.
If you sit back and watch him for a day, you can literally see his gorgeous little face shadowed with concentration as he calculates his next move.
With his broken leg, Frodo must make the most of every step and so each play is loaded with strategy and the sanctuary is his chess board. He’ll quietly gauge his surroundings, asses the various opportunity costs and then a there’s the moment, where the lightbulb goes on in his mind, and he’s off. With unperturbed confidence, to wherever he must go.
The second you meet Frodo you’ll realise he’s not an ordinary pony. He’s so happy in his herd of horses, still oblivious to the fact that he’s half their size. What he lacks in height though he more than makes up for in personality. He with absolute confidence believes that he’s the alpha of the herd. The others of course let him, all the while keeping a close eye on their broken footed little friend.
Feed: We’ve calculated Frodo’s diet based on his estimated weight and body condition. His diet currently includes 85% dried oats,15% bran mash, rock salt (mineral supplement), and a Himalayan powder, brilliant for digestion.