Three lice-ridden emaciated Shetland ponies have been rescued by Bransby Horses.
The ponies, Alfie, Tinkerbell and Tyrian, were being kept in Nottinghamshire and had body condition scores of 0, 1 and 0.5, respectively.
All three were "extremely lethargic" when collected by the charity.
Alfie collapsed in the trailer on the way back to the rescue centre and has since had to be lifted by the Bransby team on numerous occasions. He has "no muscle or fat on him" and weighs 35kg.
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Article written by: Rachael Turner