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,

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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.


HollyHolly. Horses4homes. Located in Essex. Holly is an 18 year old 14hh chestnut Part Bred mare. Good to hack alone and in company and fine in traffic. Easy sweet horse. Used to dogs. Great with farrier. No nasty habits in or out of the Read more →


BoydBoyd. Blue Cross Burford. Boyd is a 6 year old 14.2hh chestnut Native gelding. Boyd is a lovely horse to work with and very rewarding. He thrives on regular correct handling and will be a joy for anybody to work with. Read more →


BaileyBailey. Blue Cross Burford. Bailey is a ten year old 15.1hh bay Thoroughbred mare. Bailey has a nervous temperament which means she is not suited to be a riding horse. Bailey is capable of all types of ground work once she has settled. Read more →


DiamondDiamond. World Horse Welfare. Located at Hall Farm, Norfolk. Diamond is a two year old 13hh bay Native mare. Diamond lives up to her name and is a real gem. Friendly and sociable, she gets on well with all of her herd and is very willing and easy to handle for her Read more →

Fiesty Jim

Fiesty JimFiesty Jim. World Horse Welfare, Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset. Fiesty Jim is a 4 year old 11.2hh grey skewbald Native gelding. Jim is an adorable pony who would love to find a family of his own. Despite his young age, he is known as "Grandad Jim" due to being an excellent companion to others and could be left alone for short periods. Read more →


KhanKhan. World Horse Welfare, Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset. Khan is a 6 year old 12.2hh black Welsh Cross gelding. Khan is a brilliant little pony with a lot of potential. He is a willing, responsive boy and although he can be quite sensitive he doesn't overreact. Read more →


LauraLaura. World Horse Welfare, Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire. Laura is a nine year old14hh Welsh Section D bay roan mare. Laura has had a difficult start in life and takes a while to trust you – however once you have won her over it is the most fantastic feeling and she gives you her all. She can live with a range of mares and geldings and is happy in a herd environment. Read more →


PaoloPaolo. World Horse Welfare, Hall farm, Norfolk. Paolo is a 2 year old 13hh skewbald Cob gelding. Paolo has only ever known the kindness of humans having been born in our care. He is a friendly and inquisitive pony who enjoys human contact and wants to please. Read more →


ZuluZulu. Bransby Horses, Lincoln. Zulu is just 10 months old Zulu and she was born at the sanctuary after her mother, Alfreda, was brought in after being abandoned. Zulu is looking for a homes as a companion and for her to fulfil her potential she would benefit in going to a home where she can receive one to one care and Read more →


StormStorm. Bransby Horses, Lincoln. Storm is an 11 year old bay 15.2hh Thoroughbred bay gelding. Storm is looking for a home as a companion, he would love to live with other equines of a similar size and with comparable grazing needs. Storm has a huge personality. He integrates with his field companions with ease and gets on with all ages and genders. Read more →