This young pony was shivering so much when World Horse Welfare Field Officer Jonathan Jackson reached him that it was almost impossible to examine him.
The little two year old colt was extremely emaciated. He was found by himself on a fenced in piece of land with no grazing just off the A47 near Walpole, in an area known as “Rotten Row.”
The temperature was -4 degrees at the time, with freezing fog, and Mr Jackson believes the animal would not have survived much longer if concerned passers-by had not raised the alarm.
He said: “Because he was in such a poor condition he could not stand the cold and was shivering so much it was almost impossible to check his breathing rate.”
The pony is now in the care of World Horse Welfare, and the charity is trying to trace the owner.