CARE – Creating Awareness and Reporting Evidence about laminitis

More than 3,000 horse and pony owners are needed to collaborate on a new web-based research project, named ‘CARE (Creating Awareness and Reporting Evidence) about laminitis’, that aims to help all horse and pony owners reduce the threat posed by equine laminitis. So far the study has nearly 600 horses signed up but a lot more are needed so please take the time to find out about the study and potentially enrol your horses into the project.

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The National Equine Welfare Council

The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C (NEWC) 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. Read more →

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.


ScrumpyScrumpy. Mare and Foal. Located in Devon. Scrumpy is a 12 year old 9.1hh bay, American Miniature Horse, gelding. Arrived at the Sanctuary as part of a large herd when their owner could no longer care for Read more →

HAPPA Serena

HAPPA SerenaHAPPA Serena. Shores Hey Farm, Burnley, Lancashire. Serena is a 25 year old Arab Cross grey mare. Serena is a very well mannered and polite pony and will need a confident rider. Very good field companion who will live in or out but would ideally be better for her to come in on the cold winter nights. Read more →


HAPPA CupidHAPPA Cupid. Shores Hey Farm, Burnley, Lancashire. Cupid is a 4 year old 12.3hh bay Exmoor gelding. Cupid is currently being brought on as a riding pony. He is growing in confidence and has recently started to hack out. Still a little green because of his age, he will need a capable and confident rider to continue his Read more →

HAPPA Autumn

HAPPA AutumnHAPPA Autumn. Shores Hey Farm, Burnley, Lancashire. Autumn is now fully rehabilitated and is looking for her second chance in a forever home. Autumn works well in walk, trot and canter and over poles, she is confident in traffic and hacks out well alone or in company. She is a responsive ride and will require a capable and confident rider. She has been lightly shown in hand and under saddle, she also scored 60% in her first intro dressage Read more →


HAPPA AshHAPPA Ash. HAPPA, Burnley, Lancashire. Ash is a 14 year old 13.1hh Welsh Cross bay gelding. Ash will make an excellent companion to any horse/pony. He has a kind and gentle temperament, he is good to handle in every Read more →


MerlynMerlyn. HorseWorld, Bristol. Merlyn is a 17 year old 11.2hh bay Welsh Section A gelding. Boniface Merlyn arrived at HorseWorld when he was seven years old after his previous owner could no longer care for him due to ill health. He had originally been bought at an auction as a frightened 6 month old. His previous owner got Merlyn used to be handled and loved by people. Now he is older Merlyn is a lot less sharp but can still be tricky to catch, however this becomes much less of a problem once he gets to know his handler. He Read more →


EinsteinEinstein. Horseworld, Bristol. Einstein is a 4 year old 14.1hh black Cob gelding. Einstein had a nervous temperament and spent a year on a foster home where he greatly improved in his handling. He was returned to HorseWorld in the spring of 2014 and has now been backed. He is regularly hacking out with company and has sessions in the school. Although Einstein is not particularly ‘spooky’ he can become anxious and tense which causes him to rush, for this reason he is looking for a calm and confident rider who is capable of bringing on a young Read more →


DomDom. Bransby Horses, Lincoln. Dom is a 4 year old 13.1hh piebald Cob gelding. Dom has the potential to be a fantastic Friend for Life. Dom has experienced hacking out both on his own and in company and proves to be very good in traffic. He has been introduced to light school work and is a very quick learner. He needs a competent rider to continue with his ridden education to bring out the very best in him. Read more →


ReubenReuben. Bransby Horses, Lincoln. Reuben is a 2 year old 12hh piebald Cob gelding. Reuben is a very playful youngster, he is very good to handle and well behaved with the farrier, dental technician and the vet. Due to our herd environment Reuben has never needed to be left alone or stabled. He has been grazed in a gelding herd. Reuben would suit a temporary home on our Friend for Life foster scheme for a couple of years until he is mature enough to begin his ridden education. He would suit being with others of a similar size and with Read more →


TopazTopaz. Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Devon. Topaz is a 17 year old13hh grey Welsh Section C grey mare. Topaz has a great character and knows her own mind although she can be sweet natured and affectionate when she gets to know you. Topaz is good to ride in the school in all paces and hacks out alone or in company. Topaz has been hacking out well in recent months. However, she can nap when hacked alone if she thinks she can get away with it so for this reason she would be best suited to a confident rider with experience Read more →