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Vesta on the mend

In August Vesta, a young Shetland pony arrived. She had been found in a Buckinghamshire field by Reading-based rescue charity Saving Abandoned Fly-grazing Equines (SAFE). She was suffering from ringworm and an advanced case of strangles, one of the most…

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Mounted Horses on the Beat

Only days after we welcomed Huntsman to the Home of Rest we are pleased to tell you that his last operational mission was a complete success. After an amazing career with the Metropolitan Police Mounted Section (MET) Huntsman was loaned…

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Sparrow Rescue Update

When he arrived in mid-March along with two pregnant fillies, Inca and Puffin, after being rescued from a roadside in Somerset, this little fellow was in bad shape. Rescued by Highways England and referred to us by Avon & Somerset…

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Huntsman arrives after 13 years Police service

Here's handsome Huntsman, another of our newbies. He has had an amazing career. He's a 20-year-old 17hh Irish Draught who spent most of his working life with the Metropolitan Police Mounted Section (MET). Then, a couple of years ago, the…

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Highways England Training – Yorkshire

Dealing with animals on the network: Horses loose on the road The Horse Trust, in partnership with The British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) and Highways England were delighted to announce the start of ‘Animals on the Network’…

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Community and Emergency Services Day

Our Knowledge and Skills Team joined forces with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue and many other organisations including Thames Valley Police, the Ambulance Service and Horse Watch at the Community and Emergency Services Day at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton. This was…

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Sleep Tight Mary Tudor

Just as the team received the sad news about Dunkirk, unfortunately we also had to say goodbye to the utterly gorgeous Mary Tudor, formally of the Royal Mews. Mary retired to us after a very colourful life. This beautiful bay…

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Horse Trust Open Day Date Announced

Save the date! Our annual Horses, Hounds and Heroes event will be taking place on Sunday 16th July 2017 from 12-5pm. This fantastic family fun day is held at our Home of Rest for Horses in Speen, Buckinghamshire. There will…

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The return of Trojan

This name may sound familiar to our supporters; the utterly unique Trojan is now back here to stay for his full retirement at The Horse Trust. Trojan first came to The Horse Trust in January 2013 from the Essex Police…

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Commended For Courage During Demonstration At Indian High Commission

Commending courage

On 12 January, officers from the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branches 1 Unit along with our very own Estate Foreman and former mounted Sergeant Jon Taylor were commended for their courage, professionalism and restraint whilst dealing with a large scale, spontaneous…

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Roundup Of 2106 At The Horse Trust

Roundup of 2016

2016 was another busy year here at The Horse Trust, amazingly celebrating our 130th year, and as ever it was filled with moments of great joy and some of sadness. Read our roundup of 2016 below to find out more.…

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