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.


RosieRosie. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Rosie is a 14 year old 12.2hh grey Welsh Type mare. Rosie is a very pretty pony who came to HorseWorld in April 2004 as a feral youngster along with 15 other very nervous ponies. Read more →

Maggie May

Maggie MayMaggie May. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Maggie May is a fourteen year old bay TB cross mare. Maggie May is a very sweet natured pony that was found straying on a dual carriageway and in an emaciated Read more →


CallyCally. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Cally is a sixteen year old 13.2hh piebald Cob gelding. Cally came to HorseWorld in November 2001 after being seized by the RSPCA with another pony. Both were extremely emaciated and had lice, worms and overgrown Read more →


SoloSolo. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Solo is an eighteen year old 9.2hh dun Shetland mare. Solo came to HorseWorld because her owners could no longer manage her laminitis due to unsuitable Read more →


ParkerParker. World Horse Welfare, Penny Farm, Lancashire. Parker is a five year old 15hh bay Hackney gelding Parker who is now ready to rehome as a non ridden companion due to poor conformation. Parker was gelded late, and can't be turned out with mares, but can be turned out next to them. He also stables next to them fine as well. He is good to handle in and out of the stable, and enjoys coming in to be fussed over and be groomed. Parker is a playful chap and gets on well with other horses. He is good for the Read more →


OllyOlly. World Horse Welfare, Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset. Olly is an 11 year old 14hh liver chestnut Welsh Section A mare who is now ready to enjoy life as a hack. She is a very kind mare who is easy to catch and lead she is also excellent with the vet and farrier. Olly has a very forward disposition and is currently hacking out around the farm both on her own and in company. She will go first or last. She is a pleasure to ride and will shine in the right home. Read more →


LucyLucy. World Horse Welfare. Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset. Lucy is a five year old 14.2hh skewbald Cob mare. Lucy came into Glenda Spooner Farm April 2015 as part of a large group of Read more →


EvansEvans. World Horse Welfare. Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset. Evans is a two year old 11hh chestnut Welsh Cross gelding. Evans came in with another colt in September 2015 after a welfare call. They were both unhandled and very Read more →


TsuraTsura. World Horse Welfare. Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset. Tsura is a one year old 12hh piebald Cob mare. Tsura was abandoned in a car lot with several stallions. She was in a very poor state and was being bullied off any food available which meant she needed to be removed as soon as Read more →


EddieEddie. World Horse Welfare. Hall Farm, Norfolk. Eddie is a three year old 12.1hh black Cob gelding. Eddie came to Hall Farm with a group of others after their owner had Read more →