With the clip clop of little hooves and a neigh to announce his arrival, Phantom made his debut at the Vegecareian Festival yesterday.
The yearly event held at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion attracts crowds from all around the Bendigo region, many of whom met Phantom at our stall yesterday.
Phantom is an 18 year old Falabella (miniature horse) who is a permanent resident at the BAWCS shelter and part of our Farm Friends Sponsorship program.
With his calm nature and small stature, he proved to be quite a popular boy with many people keen to have a pat or share a photo with him.
Later in the day, he even lined up to participate in the Animal Blessings where he was happy to take the spotlight and charm everyone he met along the way.
Thank you to everyone who visited our stall and made a purchase or donation. It is only with the support of the community that we can continue our work.
A huge thank you must also go to Ian and Ester from Horse and Country Bendigo for kindly donating use of their float for the day and safely transporting Phantom to and from the festival.
We look forward to next year’s event, where Phantom will be no doubt make many more friends!
If you would like to become Phantom’s Farm Friend Sponsor, click here