Blog

24th February 2020
RIP Jack Priday

RIP Jack Priday

It is with the greatest sadness and heaviest heart we inform you that this week we said our final goodbyes to our beloved Jack Priday […]
24th February 2020
Managing Mud Fever

Managing Mud Fever

Mud fever is a painful condition and as the name suggests has traditionally been associated with the wet muddy conditions where the bacteria Dermatophilus congolensis thrives. Mud […]
03rd July 2019
national equine welfare council

Joint National Equine Welfare Council Statement regarding horse ‘rescues’

The Horse Trust is a member of the National Equine Welfare Council, our Head of Field Skills is an active member of their council and […]
04th June 2019
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 […]
20th March 2019
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 […]
19th March 2019
Simple but important steps to help biosecurity

Simple but important steps to help biosecurity

Uncle George here! I have a very important announcement to avoid any potential mishaps! Thankfully we managed to stay on track and open our gates […]
19th March 2019

Simple But Important Steps To Help Biosecurity

Uncle George here! I have a very important announcement to avoid any potential mishaps! Thankfully we managed to stay on track and open our gates to our lovely visitors.
15th March 2019
Goodnight to Gladys

We say goodnight to Gladys for the last time

It was a sad day indeed when we had to say a final goodnight to our gorgeous Gladys the donkey. Gladys came to us ten […]
15th March 2019
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 […]
08th February 2019
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 […]
08th February 2019
Equine flu - guidelines for horse and pony owners

Equine flu – guidelines for horse and pony owners

Following British Horse racing’s decision to resume racing in a managed way, horse world leaders continue to monitor the situation and will provide information if […]
02nd February 2019
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 […]
01st February 2019
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) […]
01st February 2019
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, […]
08th January 2019
Waitrose Beaconsfield has donated over £300 to The Horse Trust

Waitrose customers in Beaconsfield raise over £300 for The Horse Trust

The Horse Trust has been presented with a cheque for £333 from Waitrose Beaconsfield as a result of their Community Matters Scheme in October 2013. […]
21st November 2018
Vernon departs taking our love with him

Vernon departs taking our love with him

Very sad news. Our wonderful old man Vernon has said his last goodnight. At 28 years old he had been battling with a very long […]
21st November 2018
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 […]
21st November 2018
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 […]
21st November 2018
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 […]
21st November 2018
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 […]
21st November 2018
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 […]
20th November 2018
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 […]
20th November 2018
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 […]
19th November 2018
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 […]