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,

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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.

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.


MaryMary. Blue Cross, Burford. Mary is a 14hh, 3 year old trotter mare. She was found abandoned in a field with no food or water. Mary was very scared to begin with and took a long time to catch originally. However she is now a very sweet, affectionate mare. She is good to catch, lead and groom. She is very well behaved for the vet and the farrier but will need a confident owner to carry on giving her confidence in people. Mary is looking for a home as a companion. Mary is vaccinated, micro-chipped, pass ported and ready to Read more →


DominoDomino. Hope Pastures. Located in Leeds. Domino is a one year old 11.2hh piebald Cob x gelding. Domino is looking for his forever home. He is a 1 year old cheeky piebald Cob X gelding and is currently 11.2hh so he could grow to anything from Read more →


DollyDolly. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Dolly is a six year old 13.1hh piebald Cob mare. Dolly came to HorseWorld in March 2012 as part of a large group of neglected feral ponies. As with most of the group Dolly was underweight, pregnant and fearful of people. She gave birth to a healthy colt in May who has since been successfully Read more →


EllaElla. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Ella is a six year old 14hh chestnut Arab cross mare. Ella was born at HorseWorld in 2009, her mother is part bred Dartmoor who came to us through the RSPCA, her sire is an Anglo Arab. She was weaned at 6 months and has spent her time living in mixed herds at our welfare Read more →


KellyKelly. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Kelly is a twenty two year old 15.3hh chestnut ID x TB mare. Kelly is a lovely mare who recently returned from a loan through no fault of her own. Although she is an older girl Kelly can still be Read more →


LouisLouis. Horseworld, Bristol. Louis is a 23 year old 16.3hh Holsteiner chestnut gelding. Louis is a bit of a sweetheart, he is polite and gentle being good to handle and enjoys being made a fuss of. He is good with other horses but will mount mares so, he can be playful with other geldings. Read more →


FinnFinn. Redwings. Located in Norfolk. Finn is a ten year old 14.2hh bay New Forest Cross gelding. Finn has been in a guardian home for 5 years, but through no fault of his own he is now available for rehoming once Read more →

Blue Cross Mistletoe

Blue Cross MistletoeBlue Cross Mistletoe, Burford. Mistletoe is a 13.3hh four year old roan Native mare. Mistletoe is a sensitive yet loving Mare. She has overcome many bonding issues during her time at the centre and is now a lovely pony to have around. Read more →


SamosaSamosa. Redwings. Located in Essex. Samosa is a ten year old 11.3hh bay Native Cross mare. Samosa was born at Redwings after her mother, Peshwari, arrived at Redwings in June 2004 part of a large group of horses and ponies from a common in Lincolnshire. Read more →


HollyHolly. Horses4homes. Located in Essex. Holly is an 18 year old 14hh chestnut Part Bred mare. Good to hack alone and in company and fine in traffic. Easy sweet horse. Used to dogs. Great with farrier. No nasty habits in or out of the Read more →