Charlie and Blue were born in 2011 in Ireland! The boys crossed the Irish Sea and found their forever home at The Island Project in the summer of 2012.

However, when the boys arrived, Blue was suffering with nerve damage to his spine and we were told that he would either be able to walk, or he wouldn’t… Blue thankfully has little issues with his back (apart from when it’s time for the farrier to come and trim he nails – he feels uncomfortable standing on three legs). We manage Blue’s back by never riding him (or Charlie for that matter), letting them have lots of space to run and roll in and we provide him with a waterproof donkey rug in the winter to keep his spine insulated.