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Rest In Peace Aurora

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of Aurora, retired Thames Valley Police horse, at the age of 13. Although Aurora has only been with us a short while, she instantly found favour…

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Caesar galloping

For one final time, All Hail Caesar

It is with deepest sorrow we come to you today with news of the loss of incredible former police horse Caesar at the age of 23. One of a kind, the great Caesar leaves a hole in our herd larger…

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Gemma Pearson with her horse and dog

Hay There, Gemma Pearson: Revisited!

For this special edition of Hay There we caught up with Dr Gemma Pearson, Director of Equine Behaviour at The Horse Trust. Gemma is carving a completely new path as the world’s first recognised specialist in equine veterinary behaviour. Her…

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Graphic of Hay There Esther, including an image of Esther cuddling rescue pony Seren

Hay There, Esther!

It may be a new year, but our traditions remain the same. For this month’s Hay There, we had the delight of catching up with the lovely Esther, who has been with us for five years. We can’t actually pinpoint…

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Rest In Peace Sawley Lancashire Police

Rest In Peace, Sawley

We are saddened to bring you the news of the passing of another member of our cherished herd, former Lancashire Police Horse, Sawley. Standing at 16.2hh, Sawley was a striking presence and although he had to be tough to get…

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Grey pony trotting in a field

Goodnight, Casper

It is with a very heavy heart that we bring you the devastatingly sad news of the loss of retired Riding for the Disabled Association and well-loved sponsor pony, Casper. A true gentlemen and a shining star both in his…

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Welcome back, not-so-baby Seren!

You may have read it in our recent bi-annual newsletter, but we wanted to officially announce the return of Seren to The Horse Trust! To catch up those who aren’t familiar with our little Seren, she was found with her…

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Neddy Noel 2023 Success

On the last Sunday of November, we hosted our annual Neddy Noel event, which saw our sanctuary turn into a fort of festive cheer. Our visitor areas came to life for one last time before winter preparations and we were…

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Farewell, Handsome Jutland

We are saddened to bring you the news of the passing of Jutland, who retired to us in 2020 from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. A stunning black Irish Draught, Jutland served the country for 10 long years as part…

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NEW TalkEquine Webinar with Louise Evans

TalkEquine with The Horse Trust Research Webinar: Learning on the blink: Novel physiological predictors of learning and cognition in horses This webinar will take you through the story of Louise’s PhD project, which investigates how individual learning ability in horses…

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NEW TalkEquine Webinar with Jenni Nellist

Join us on Wednesday 6th December for our next equine behaviour case study webinar. Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Jenni Nellist, will be discussing a two-year-old filly who presented with aggressive behaviour. The filly had been found on a common without her…

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Bay horse looking into the distance

Colic: Complications & Contraindications

The term colic refers to abdominal pain in horses. It is common and often resolves with simple treatment but, dependent on the cause it can have serious consequences for their health and they can deteriorate rapidly, even with treatment. It…

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Black horse standing in a field

Rest in peace, Vainglory

It has been a very difficult week for us here at The Horse Trust and we are saddened to share this news with you. We are devastated to announce at the age of 31 years old, we said the final…

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Grey horse sitting down

Goodbye, Claudia

It is with a heavy heart that we bring our supporters the sad news of the passing of retired Royal Mews carriage horse, Claudia. Claudia retired to us in 2019 after 16 years of service with the Royal Mews as…

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Neddy Noel 2022

Join us at Neddy Noel 2023 – NOW SOLD OUT

Please note tickets for Neddy Noel 2023 have now sold out Our festive Christmas closing event, Neddy Noel is back once again! Join us on Sunday 26th November 2023 at our Home of Rest for Horses in Speen to celebrate…

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NEW TalkEquine Webinar with Dr Gemma Pearson

Join us on Wednesday 15th November for our next equine behaviour case study webinar. Dr Gemma Pearson, RCVS specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (Equine), will be discussing a case involving an eventing mare who developed severe stress responses following veterinary…

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Horse standing in a field amongst Autumnal leaves

Sleep tight, Tom

It is with great sadness that we come to you with the news of the passing of retired Royal Mews carriage horse, Tom. One of our longest staying residents, beautiful big bay Irish draught Tom came to us in 2006…

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NEW TalkEquine Research Webinar with Dr Carrie Ijichi

TalkEquine with The Horse Trust Research Webinar: I feel your pain: the importance of recognising individual differences in animal pain responses Date: Wednesday 25th October 2023 Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm, including Q&A Cost: FREE! This talk will take you through…

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