National Equine Welfare Council launches new guidance and its first ever video

Charities have identified the need for impartial guidance on the issue of when and how to use grazing muzzles responsibly. It’s a dilemma that is faced by many horse owners every year, especially now the autumn flush of grass is growing. In response, the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced its first advisory video and written guidance on grazing muzzles. 

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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.

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.

Zira

ZiraZira. Mare & Foal. Located at Honeysuckle Farm, TQ12 4SA. Zira is a two year old 12.3hh chestnut part bred Fell filly. Zira arrived in the Sanctuary as part of a large herd of unhandled ponies as part of a prosecution Read more →

Yori

YoriYori. Mare & Foal. Located at Coombe Park, TQ9 6LW. Yori is a five year old 12.2hh bay Dartmoor Hill mare. Yori arrived in the Sanctuary after her owner, a Dartmoor pony keeper gave up his Read more →

Xena

XenaXena. Mare & Foal. Located at Honeysuckle Farm, TQ12 4SA. Xena is a fourteen year old 11hh Dartmoor Hill mare. Xena was born on Dartmoor, she arrived in the Sanctuary as an unhandled foal. Read more →

Star

StarStar. Mare & Foal. Located at Coombe Park, TQ9 6LW. Star is a twenty year old 13hh bay Dartmoor mare. Star has been on loan as a light adult’s hack. She was returned through no fault of her own. Read more →

Pippa

PippaPippa. Mare & Foal. Located at Honeysuckle Farm, TQ12 4SA. Pippa is a twenty year old 10.2hh appaloosa Shetland mare. Pippa has been on loan as a child’s ridden pony but has been returned to the Sanctuary through no fault of her Read more →

Puzzle

PuzzlePuzzle. Mare & Foal. Located at Coombe Park, TQ9 6LW. Puzzle is a seven year old 11.1hh spotted Welsh A mare. Puzzle arrived in the Sanctuary as part of a small herd after her owner was unable to provide adequate care and facilities for Read more →

Leo

LeoLeo. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Leo is a thirteen year old 12.2hh grey Welsh gelding. Leonato was rescued from terrible neglect as a Read more →

Lily

LilyLily. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Lilly is a twelve year old 11.3hh grey Dartmoor x mare. Lily came to HorseWorld in 2005 after her owner was unable to care for Read more →

Toby

TobyToby. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Toby is a twenty one year old 15.1hh bay Welsh Section D gelding. Toby came to HorseWorld in 2006 with another horse as their owner could no longer look after them. Read more →

Sunny

SunnySunny. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Sunny is a twenty one year old 13.1hh chestnut roan New Forrest type mare. Sunny arrived at HorseWorld in November 2013 with her foal at foot Mowgli whose father was a Poitou Read more →