Victoria’s Children’s Farm miniature horse has died

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The horse was suffering from respiratory problems and other health issues and was being treated by a vet on Tuesday when it was decided to let the little white and brown spotted horse go.

Peanut Butter, a brave miniature horse who has delighted all ages at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm for a quarter of a century, is mourned by volunteers and generations of visitors.

The horse was suffering from respiratory problems and other health issues and was being treated by a vet on Tuesday when it was decided to let the little white and brown spotted horse go.

Peanut Butter, the farm’s oldest resident, was just shy of her 31st birthday. She had lived there for 24 years.

“It’s been difficult for everyone,” said farm volunteer Chloe White. “We all tried to deal with our emotions today. Peanut Butter was a public figure – everyone loved her – but the staff knew her personally, so it’s very sad. Many young volunteers are quite torn about this.

Messages of condolence are pouring in on the farm’s Facebook page.

“I will cherish my memories with peanut butter,” Chelsey Fonger said. “She lived a life of luxury that any animal would be blessed with.”

Kelly Parkin said her daughter claimed Peanut Butter as her own because they were nearly the same age. “She was looking for PB on every visit to the farm. She texted me today, on her birthday, to tell me the sad news… such a loss.

Lisa Bown said: “I can hardly imagine the petting zoo without her.”

White said there were “generations that cherished her…lots of mothers and daughters and family members. She was much loved. She was a favorite of the farm volunteers, some of whom started as children.

Peanut Butter lived to an average age for a miniature horse, which has a lifespan of between 25 and 35 years – longer than its full-sized counterparts.

There are no immediate plans for a permanent memorial at this point, White said, but she hopes something will be planned to commemorate her presence and impact at the children’s farm.

Peanut Butter joins another beloved horse on the other side. There is a memorial at the Children’s Zoo for Queenie, a beloved Clydesdale who was a working horse at Beacon Hill Park and died in 1970 aged 20.

The children’s farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There were 10 kids as of Wednesday and 4 does about to give birth. You can also see the farm’s two donkeys, two alpacas, sheep with three lambs, herds of exotic ducks and chickens, and the pot-bellied pig, the maple.

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