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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

The Horse Trust remains closed to visitors at this time. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic The Horse Trust is currently closed to visitors. We plan to open our doors to supporters once again in July 2021, in time for…

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Donkey Care Is Vastly Different To Horse Care

Donkey Care Induction Days at The Horse Trust

Are you interested in learning about caring for donkeys? Don’t miss the Donkey Care Induction Day, on Wednesday 22 August and Wednesday 29 August 2012 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at The Horse Trust. The Donkey Sanctuary offers a wide range…

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Research With The Animal Health Trust

Research with the Animal Health Trust

The recent outbreaks of equine flu across the country has been a wake-up call for all horse keepers as to the importance of good hygiene and of course, vaccination. We are working with the Animal Health Trust on horse diseases.…

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National Equine Forum 2019

National Equine Forum 2019

“A packed auditorium of over 200 delegates, together with an international live stream audience of more than 1200 from around the world, enjoyed a day of knowledge sharing and animated debate at this year’s National Equine Forum, held in London…

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Equine Welfare Online Training Courses

New Short Online Training Courses

As the class of 2018 became the first graduates of the Level 3 Diploma in Equine Legislation, Welfare and Field Skills to receive their Diplomas last May, our Knowledge and Skills team were hard at work creating a new range…

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Horse Hoof Abnormalities

No foot no horse – as they say!

The Horse Trust is working with the University of Liverpool to understand the links between the work the farrier (the person that trims horses’ feet and shoes them if needed) does, the horse’s foot (hoof) shape and lameness in horses.…

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Sparrow Has His Eye Operation

Sparrow has his eye operation

So, it was finally time for Jack Sparrow to have that pesky deformed eye removed. Sparrow came to us with Inca Dove (pregnant with Phoenix) and Puffin who sadly lost her foal. Of the three, all abandoned on a roadside…

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Farewell Romulus

Farewell Romulus

Our beloved Romulus passed away after being rushed to hospital at the RVC for emergency surgery. The surgeons found he had a severely twisted colon, one of the worst they’d ever seen. He made it through the extensive surgery and…

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Rocket Ron Says His Last Goodnight

Rocket Ron says his last goodnight

It's been an incredibly tough few days. After having to say our final goodbye to senior resident Vernon, we then lost one of our biggest characters very suddenly. Rocket Ron, also affectionately known as Rubber Face, was found down and…

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Microchipping Every Horse Becomes Law In October 2020

Microchipping every horse

Microchips by 2020 New laws mean that every horse will have to have a microchip by October 2020, and fixed penalty notices (fines) will be issued to owners whose horses are not chipped. In the same way that it is…

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Merlin Retires From Defence Animal Training Regiment

Merlin retires from Defence Animal Training Regiment

Merlin retires from an illustrious career This 21-year-old grey gelding stands a whopping 17.2hh and retires after 15 years illustrious service with Defence Animal Training Regiment. Merlin has taken part in many high-profile parades including the Queen’s Birthday Parade; State…

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Keeping Horses At The Right Weight

Keeping horses at the right weight

Horses are no different to people, we all benefit from a healthy diet and an appropriate amount of exercise. Horses can also be prone to putting on a few extra pounds if they don’t do either, or both, of these…

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Beau Joins Us From The Ebony Horse Club In Brixton

Beau

Beau joins us from Brixton Say a big hello to Beau, a 14hh, 17-year-old Piebald cob gelding. Beau has just retired from the Ebony Horse Club. Base in Brixton they help to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people in…

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Individual Care Plans For All Our Horses

Individual Care Plans

Equine Care Team prepare a care plan for each horse Over the last few weeks the Equine Care Team have been busy weighing and body condition scoring all of our 140 residents.  The horses have been weighed using both a…

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Donkey Care Is Vastly Different To Horse Care

Donkey care is vastly different to horse care

Donkey care is vastly different to horse care Always give your donkeys somewhere dry to stand and if necessary, keep donkeys off pasture should it become too wet or waterlogged. Pick out your donkey’s feet daily as this can help…

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The Horse Life Project

The Horse Life Project

The Horse Trust is hosting a key event next spring where we will welcome scientists and researchers from the horse world to collaborate with us and develop a new type of health survey for the UK’s horses. This is important…

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On Screen In Emmerdale 1918

On screen in Emmerdale 1918

It has been a very exciting month for us as The Horse Trust and our friends at The Defence Animal Training Centre (DATR) made an appearance in the special spin-off series of "Emmerdale 1918" in their 2nd October episode. The…

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