It is an illegal offence to abandon any animal, with a possible 51 week prison sentence, a fine up to £20,000 – or both. NEWC has seen an increase in the number of abandoned horses over the last few years and reports of horses straying on roads, abandonments at livery yards, and horses being dumped on private or council land have increased.

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National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C.

The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C. works to protect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations, businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide.


Equine Crisis UK

Six welfare charities have issued an updated report about the current equine crisis in the UK, entitled “Left on the verge: In the grip of a horse crisis in England and Wales”.

Click here to read the latest report.



BridgetBridget, Blue Cross Burford, is a 10 year old 13.3hh cob piebald mare who is looking for a home as a companion. Bridget is looking for someone that will continue with her handling and training. It was thought that Bridget was previously ridden but she has not been ridden since being at the Read more →

Sugar Babe

Sugar BabeSugar Babe, Blue Cross Burford, is a 14 year old 15hh skewbald Cob mare who is looking for a home as a companion. Sugar Babe is a sweet mare who can be nervous at first but once she has got to know you she will grow in confidence. Read more →


LouisLouis, Blue Cross Burford is a 13hh black cob gelding has a lovely nature and is good to handle for his age ashe is only a yearling. Louis is very bright and loves to learn, the grooms at Blue Cross have been doing lots of ground work with him to improve his education and best prepare him for being backed when the time Read more →

Cola Cube

Cola Cube Cola Cube, Blue Cross, Burford, is a 12.2hh bay cob who is a yearling. She is looking for a home as a companion with someone that has had experience of handling youngsters to continue with her training. Read more →


MorrisMorris, Horseworld Bristol. Morris is a three year old 13.2hh chestnut Welsh gelding. Morris is easy to care for being able to live out 24/7 or be stabled if needed but is still a little nervous and lacks confidence so needs someone with experience and patience to bring him Read more →


LexusLexus, Horseworld. Lexus is a bay 12.2hh Welsh type mare aged 3. Lexus made good progress as she is such a friendly mare but can be still be a little anxious and is sharp. She will be looking for a home with somebody experienced in horse care and with the patience to progress with her Read more →


IsabelIsabel, Horseworld. Isabel is a 6 year old 15.2 hh Clydesdale Cross Quarterhorse. Isabel is a very people orientated horse and we had hopes that she could be backed for ridden work. But thorough assessments in October 2015 showed problems with her hind legs which ruled this out. She is now only available as a non-ridden Read more →

RSPCA Joseph

RSPCA JosephRSPCA Joseph, Co Durham. Joseph is a 2 year old 12 hh skewbald Cob gelding. Joseph is a really lovely boy, quiet to handle and catch and with the Vet/Farrier. He’s good in the herd and would be easy to fit into most groups. Could live in or Read more →

RSPCA Sovereign

RSPCA SovereignRSPCA Sovereign, Co Durham. Sovereign is a 16hh bay Standard Thoroughbred Filly in the early stages of her education and needs regular handling to develop what she has learnt so far. She’s good in the herd and would be easy to fit into most groups. Could live in or Read more →


RSPCA PecanRSPCA Pecan is a two year old 13.2hh skewbald Cob cross gelding. Pecan is a real character and has come on leaps and bounds with his handling. He is good to catch, groom and with Farrier. He loves to travel and can't wait to get in the trailer/wagon. He is a typical youngster so does need an experienced handler that will continue his education and help him develop into an all-round, well mannered Read more →