Manifesto for the Horse

The Equine Sector Council for Health and Welfare and the British Horse Industry Confederation have produced a Manifesto for the Horse for the 2015 General Election, setting out measures needed to better protect the welfare and health of horses, and safeguard and expand this important rural industry.

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CARE Project

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.

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The National Equine Welfare Council

The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C (NEWC) 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.


Einstein Einstein. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Einstein is a four year old 14.1hh black Cob gelding. Einstein was rescued by HorseWorld in 2012 along with another gelding and two mares. This sorry group of horses were suffering from starvation, worm infestations and diseases including salmonella. Despite our best efforts the two mares were beyond our help but the two boys survived and went on to develop into lovely young Read more →


OreoOreo. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Oreo is a five year old piebald Shetland gelding. Arrived at HorseWorld in September 2014 after being abandoned. He was still entire and although apparent he had received some handling in the past, he would display coltish behaviour towards people and other ponies. Oreo was quickly castrated and has started regular handling Read more →


ShadowShadow. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Shadow is a five year old 15hh bay TB X type gelding. Shadow came to HorseWorld in early 2013 after being rescued from neglect. He was extremely underweight, scouring and had untreated rain scald. Shadow has a very sweet temperament and would make a fantastic pet for Read more →


GunnerGunner. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Gunner is a five year old black Welsh D X gelding. Gunner came to HorseWorld in early 2013 after being rescued from neglect. He was extremely underweight, scouring and had untreated rain scald. Gunner is a very friendly horse and would make a fantastic Read more →


CaptainCaptain. Blue Cross. Located in Burford. Captain is an eight year old 14hh blue roan Cob gelding. Captain came into Blue Cross via the RSPCA. Captain has recently started work in the centre and is happily working in walk and trot in the school, he is a very laid back Read more →


GracieGracie. Blue Cross. Location Rolleston on Dove. Gracie is a six year old 15hh grey Cob mare. Gracie arrived at the centre very nervous in December 2013 and had a beautiful foal at the centre named Luna, in July of this year. Now that she is weaned Gracie is looking for a home of her Read more →


Nile Nile. Blue Cross. Location Rolleston on Dove.Nile is a twenty year old 15.2hh grey Arab gelding. Nile is still under assessment at the Centre but hopefully will make a fantastic all round riding horse getting involved at all riding club Read more →


RedRed. Blue Cross. Location Rolleston on Dove. Red is an eleven year old 14.3hh chestnut Thoroughbred cross mare. Red is an active mare and requires an experienced and quiet rider; she works nicely in the school but would benefit from further schooling to improve her three basic gaits. She has been mainly used as a hacking horse in recent years. Read more →

Blue Cross Alice

Blue Cross AliceAlice. Blue Cross, Rolleston on Dove. Alice is a 20 year old 14hh black Native mare looking for a home as a non-ridden companion. Alice’s confidence in her handling has grown whilst at the centre and she has shown that she can be quick to learn new things. Although she can still be a little wary of new situations she can form bonds with people when she learns to trust Read more →

Blue Cross Montanna

Blue Cross MontannaMontanna. Blue Cross, Staffordshire. Montanna is a 5 year old 13.1hh black Cob mare who has recently been backed. So far Montanna has proved to have a great attitude towards her work, she has just started learning to jump and go over poles. and has lots of potential as a child’s riding pony in the future. Read more →