Attitudes to Equine Euthanasia and End of Life Decisions

Are you, or have you been, a donkey owner? 

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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.

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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.


CloverClover. Blue Cross. Located in Burford. Clover is an eight year old 15.1hh bay Thoroughbred mare. Clover came into the centre with her full sister Heather, they were handed over to us via the RSPCA so we have limited history of her past. Read more →


FantaFanta. Blue Cross. Located in Burford. Fanta is an eleven year old 14hh dun Native mare. Fanta came into Blue Cross with 4 others after being found roaming locally, no owners came forward during their amendment notice, so all five were signed over to Blue Cross care. Fanta was in the best condition out of them all but still needed a lot of care and attention to get back up to a good 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 →


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 →