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.


CarriadCarriad. Bransby Horses. Located in Lincolnshire. Carriad is a five year old 14hh black Native mare. Carriad came into Bransby Horses in 2012 after being illegally fly grazed with 65 Read more →


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 →


RascalRascal. Bransby Horses. Located in Herefordshire. Rascal is an eight year old grey Welsh gelding. Rascal came into Bransby Horses in 2010 via local authorities as a young Read more →


OrlaOrla. Bransby Horses. Located in Lincolnshire. Orla is an eleven year old 14.2hh grey Arab mare. Orla arrived at Bransby Horses in 2014 from an Arab show yard, she has ‘Wobblers Syndrome’ and so was unable to pursue her showing career. Read more →


NancyNancy. Bransby Horses. Located in Lincolnshire. Nancy is a twenty year old 15.1hh light bay Thoroughbred mare. Nancy came into Bransby Horses from a riding school following its Read more →


FoxyFoxy. Bransby Horses. Located in Lincolnshire. Foxy is an eighteen year old 12.2hh grey Welsh mare. Foxy was seized by the police due to her owner being banned from keeping horses. She was semi-feral on arrival and extremely nervous of Read more →


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


TinkerTinker Horseworld, Bristol. Tinker is a twelve year old 10hh skewbald Exmoor cross gelding. This adorable pony is very easy to care for – great for novices or children to handle. He loves attention from people and is also very good with the other ponies and can mix with mares and/or geldings. He can also be left in a stable for short periods of time so could make a good companion to a ridden Read more →


PrimrosePrimrose, Horseworld, Bristol. Primrose is a four year old12hh black Welsh Section A Cross mare. Primrose is too small to be backed at HorseWorld we are looking for a companion home or a home where she can be brought on to ride or Read more →


LunarLunar Horseworld Bristol. Lunar is a 3 year old 12.2hh roan Welsh Section A/Cob mare. Lunar has grown up on the farm mixing with various different horses so is well socialised. She is good to handle but is a still a typical youngster and has only received basic handling. She is prone to weight gain and due to her size and breed will need to be kept on restricted Read more →