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Hoofbeats Sanctuary is an initiative of Kanyini Connections Ltd– a charity fully endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. All donations of $2 or more made to the sanctuary are tax deductible.

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Mumma is quite simply the most gentle and lovable pony on the planet. Born in 1999, she is also the oldest pony at the sanctuary and is mum to Sooty. She’s a tiny wee mini Shetland and is the smallest of the adult herd making her a big hit with the younger children.

She is incredibly patient and kind and loves nothing more than a good hug and some scratches. She is totally adorable and a true one-in-a-million pony. We are blessed to have her.


Mumma had a year full of good health and happiness. She’s being closely monitored for glaucoma in her eyes and she needs a bit of extra food to keep her in good shape as she ages, but all-in-all she’s doing amazingly well.

She loves life at the sanctuary and is first pick for just about everyone that comes on program with us – she’s just so perfect! We often say we’d be very happy with a herd of 20 Mummas :-)

Life Before The Sanctuary

Mumma was gifted to the sanctuary early in 2020 by the Blashki family – her owners for the previous three years. Prior to them spotting her in a dispersal sale (with little Sooty as a tiny foal at foot), Mumma had been used as a little breeding factory for most of her life and didn’t receive much in the way of health care. Her little hooves had become quite twisted with incorrect/infrequent trimming. She hadn’t received a lot of love or attention as the breeder thought she was ‘boring’ so ignored her.