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Halt The UK Horse Welfare Crisis For Good


An unprecedented coalition of 50 animal welfare charities is urging the Government to redefine our relationship with animals through a new animal health and welfare strategy. The group has today released a report - “Act Now For Animals” - setting…

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Strangles Awareness Week

Strangles Awareness Week 2021

The Horse Trust is proud to be joining forces with some of the UK’s largest equine welfare organisations, in supporting Strangles Awareness Week 2021. Taking place on 3-9 May, this national week of action aims to promote better biosecurity and…

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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 Animal Behaviourist? Would you like to learn more about how registered Clinical Animal Behaviourists deal…

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Online Course For Farriers

A New Partnership with Farriers

Equine charities forging new welfare partnership with online course for farriers The Horse Trust and Redwings Horse Sanctuary have united to create an online course for farriers on Equine Welfare and legislation, as part of our ongoing commitment to improving…

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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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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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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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Training Rescue Services and Supporting Student Vets

Refresher training for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Services At the start of the month we ran our first Horse Handling and Behaviour refresher training course to the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. This introduction to Horse Handling and Behaviour provides…

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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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Hat Hair, Don’t Care!

They may not be the latest fashion accessory, but they are there to keep you safe. Forget about hat hair! Recent news articles from many event riders have urged people to make sure owners wear riding hats not just when…

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Trading in traffic for equine training

The Horse Trust recently ran the first two pilot courses for Highways England  which was an extreme success. Horses loose on road networks are a dangerous prospect, both for public safety and equine welfare so these courses hope to improve…

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Micro-chipping Awareness

This month we spent some time making sure all our horses are microchipped. This simple procedure ensures that all our horses easily identifiable, should they be lost or stolen. First the horse is scanned to check that it does not…

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Handling Difficult Horses

Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques

On the 25th and 26th November 2014 The Horse Trust will be running two new, one day CPD courses for equine veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on equine behaviour modification techniques. Practitioners can enhance their skills in handling difficult horses…

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