Abandonment

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.

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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.

Stop the Scourge, Time to address unlawful fly-grazing in England. 

Homes needed

Are you looking for a horse, pony or donkey? If you are in this fortunate position, have you considered offering to rehome from one of our member charities? Each animal rehomed will free up a space, making it possible for charities to help more horses, ponies and donkeys in desperate need. Please click here to find out more.

Winston

WinstonWinston. Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Holsworthy. Winston is a 13.2hh chestnut Fell Cross two year old gelding. Winston 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 out. We hope that Winston will make a nice ridden pony in the future, he moves nicely and should be able to go on in any sphere with a knowledgeable carer to continue his Read more →

Nala

NalaNala. Mare and Foal Sanctuary. Totnes. Nala is a 12.3hh piebald Fell Cross two year old filly. Nala is generally good to handle and catch although she’s still young and has a bold, outgoing character. Ideally she’d find a forever home with someone confident with young horses to continue her education and break her in when she’s ready. We hope that Nala will make a nice ridden pony in the future so she can have a job to do. She should enjoy her work and be a good all-rounder in the right Read more →

Hugo

HugoHugo. Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Coombe Park, Totness. Hugo is a three year old 12.3hh blanket spot spotted gelding. Hugo is generally good to handle and catch although he’s still young and can get nervous or excitable at times. He’s not that keen on the vet and he’d be best suited to a calm, confident person to continue his education and break him in when he’s ready. We hope that Hugo will make a nice ridden pony in the future so he can have a job to do. He’s progressed well with his basic training so Read more →

Faline

FalineFaline. Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Totnes. Faline is a 13.1hh two year old Partbred-Arab filly. Faline is generally good to handle, catch, with vet etc although she’s still young and can be keen at times and can need reminding of where the boundaries are. She could live in or out and is good in the herd. We think Faline would make a lovely ridden pony in the future and go on in any sphere for a teenager or small adult. She’d need someone with experience of starting young horses if she was to be broken in on Read more →

Cinnamon

CinnamonCinnamon. Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Holsworthy. Chili is a 13.2hh leopard spot two year old gelding. Cinnamon is quiet to handle, catch, with vet etc. He can be playful with other horses but not overly boisterous. He could live in or out but although he may need rugging in bad weather. We think Cinnamon would make a lovely ridden pony in the future and go on in any sphere for a teenager or small adult. He’s a good boy but would still need someone with experience of starting young horses if he was to be broken in on Read more →

Chili

ChiliChili. Mare and Foal, Holsworthy. Chili is a 13.2hh black Fell Cross two year old filly. We hope that Chili will make a nice riding pony, all-rounder when she’s mature and can start work. She is easy to handle and train, however she is still young so would be best suited to someone with experience of starting young Read more →

Harry

HarryHarry. Bransby Horses. Located in Herefordshire. Harry is a seven year old 11hh grey roan Welsh gelding. Harry arrived at Bransby Horses in 2011 following being abandoned. We are unsure of any history or experiences that he has been through. Read more →

Joey

JoeyJoey. Bransby Horses. Located in Lincoln. Joey is a two year old 12.2hh black Cob type gelding. Joey came into Bransby Horses at the request of the RSPCA. He was found wandering along a main road. He was extremely underweight with extremely overgrown Read more →

Shane

ShaneShane. Bransby Horses. Located in Lincolnshire. Shane is a five year old 13hh coloured Cob gelding. Shane came in to Bransby at the request of Carmarthenshire Council after being Read more →

Aladdin

AladdinAladdin. Bransby Horses. Located in Herefordshire. Aladdin is a six year old 8hh grey Minature Shetland gelding. Aladdin came in to Bransby Horses at the request of the RSPCA. He was seized due to chronic neglect of his Read more →