Popular pony passes away at Gorse Hill City farm

By Alexander Hodgkins-Jones

Gorse Hill City farm has shared the sad news that one of its popular ponies named Biscuit has passed away.

Biscuit, or Bis as she was known to farm staff, was 27 years old and often mistaken for a horse due to her large size. On Friday(NOV13), the farm announced she had died two days earlier.

“She was one of the most popular animals we’ve ever had on the farm which is a testament to what a beautiful and loving girl she was,” said farm manager Sarah Crockall.

Biscuit had been living on a yard with other ponies since April.

The devastating news comes during a turbulent year for the Leicester-based farm.

In February the farm revealed it was in financial trouble and since then the Covid-19 pandemic has caused further worries.

Despite this, in October the team added cheeky goats Elvis and son Nate and have been running a takeaway service to raise much needed funds.

If you wish to support the farm or plan a visit during December visit their website.

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