IT hasn’t been an easy ride for Miller – but his life dramatically changed after he was adopted by Sally White.

Back in 2011 the RSPCA were notified about Miller and three other horses that were found in Birchgrove, Swansea. The poor horses had been left without any access to fresh food or water.

Neglected horse plays part in new owner’s wedding celebrations

Miller in 2011 | Photo: RSPCA

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley said:

“The neglected horses were left eating brambles and trees. One was lame and not improving so we ended up contacting a vet. As we had no owner they were taken to RSPCA Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre.”

There Miller was given a new lease of life and stole the heart of employee Sally White.

Sally, who works as a groom at Gonsal decided to adopt Miller and the duo have not looked back since.

“It was three years ago when he was brought in with two other horses Marco and Mike,” she said. He came in at the start of the year and I adopted him by April.

“He is beautiful and a lovely boy. My horse was retiring so I needed another to ride, and Miller is amazing. I got him to a healthy weight and ‘backed him’ and now he competes in dressage.”

Neglected horse plays part in new owner’s wedding celebrations

Miller with new bride Sally | Photo: RSPCA

Miller is so special to Sally that last year she made sure he was part of the biggest day of her life – her wedding.

“Horses are a big part of my life and I just wanted him involved,” she said.

“Unfortunately it rained on the day, so on a different day I had an equine photographer take some photos of me and Miller. He was such a good boy. Everyone loves Miller and he is a real star.

“There are so many horses in the RSPCA’s care that are just like Miller and looking for the right home. It has been the most rewarding experience to rehome such a wonderful and talented horse. We have had three amazing years together and many more to come.

“I would encourage anyone who is considering buying a horse to visit an RSPCA centre to find their perfect match just like I did.”


To apply to adopt a horse, pony or donkey please visit

There will horse rehoming open days at Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre, Dorrington, Shrewsbury, between Friday 3 April and Monday 6 April 2015 from 11am to 3pm each day. You can just turn up or you can book an appointment by calling 07720 948 636.

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