Tess runs Delismurf, a sanctuary for abandoned, abused, and difficult horses. Jokingly referred to as the “Ponitentiary” the horses are reintroduced to kindness, and to living the most natural life possible for a horse. As some of the horses came to the centre with serious hoof issues, Tessie learned how to fix feet with corrective trimming, so far with great success.
Originally trained in theatre design and acting, she taught theatre at The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, and was a teacher of drama in secondary school, as well as a lifelong performing musician and fire eating, stilt walking circus performer. She has for the last few years studied both Human and Equine Psychology and is an active campaigner for Equine Rights.
Delismurf is funded by ponysitting for people who need a holiday(!) and by work done with people and their horses to explore their relationships and improve the confidence of owners. Barriers of fear are broken down and a partnership that is based on honesty and trust can be formed.
No one understands subtext like an actor or a horse. www.delismurfponysitters.com