The Horse Trust

For over 130 years The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses has specialised in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies. These hard-working equine public servants have served our nation in the Police, the Army or with charities which use horses to help people. We also provide sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect and who are in desperate need of specialist treatment and care.


Our Story

The Horse Trust is the oldest equine charity in the world.
It was founded in 1886 by Anne Lindo who was inspired by Black Beauty to help the working horses of London.



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Latest News

The Horse Trust Will Remain Closed Throughout 2020

It is with very heavy hearts that we must inform you that The Horse Trust will not be reopening properly to the general public until at least Easter 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We do ask you to stay tuned and keep an eye on our social media pages and website, as there will be a special announcement soon in regards to bespoke site visits.

Farewell, Mull

Rest in peace, Mull   It is with great regret and sadness that The Horse Trust must announce that our much-loved resident, Mull, was put […]

The Horse Trust Webinar

Join The Horse Trust for the first in our new Clinical Animal Behaviour webinar series!   Are you working towards becoming a registered equine Clinical […]

Our Winter 2020 newsletter is here!

If you’ve signed-up to receive the The Horse Trust newsletter, then keep an eye out for our latest issue! The Horse Trust Winter 2020 Newsletter […]

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