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BARTA’s Response to Recent Cow Incident

The recent incident involving a police responder immobilising a young heifer with a vehicle has caused outcry from many quarters. Viewing this approach looks terrible and it undoubtedly is. But it is not the first time that UK police have…

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Goodnight, PH Parker

We are sorrowful to announce the passing of retired Greater Manchester Police Horse Parker at the age of 22. Parker, affectionately also known as Piggy due to his high pitched, squealing whinny, spent over half of his life serving his…

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Hay There, Jo!

Every month we shine a light on a different member of our team, highlighting all of the brilliant work they do for The Horse Trust, as well as sharing with you their interesting and often unique backgrounds! This month we…

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Rest easy, Wellington

Today we bring the melancholy news of another valued member of our herd crossing the rainbow bridge. Former Household Division horse Wellington passed away peacefully after 7 years of blissful retirement here with us. A real character, Wellington spent 17…

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Cavalry Horses injured in London given respite care

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) is pleased to announce that the Life Guards soldiers and five Military Working Horses (MWH) injured in London on 24th April 2024, are continuing to make remarkable progress in their recovery. Three of the horses…

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Hyderabad Working Military Horse

Introducing: Sponsor Horse, Hyderabad!

Photo credits: Christine Dunnington We are honoured to announce our newest Sponsor Horse; retired Military Working Horse (MWH), Hyderabad! Many of you will have already followed Hyderabad's journey with The Horse Trust after his Ceremonial retirement in London. This is…

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Rest in Peace, Rescue Horse Polly

Run free, precious Polly

We are devastated to announce the passing of beautiful miracle girl, Pollyanna, who beat all the odds to survive the worst body condition we have ever seen. Her inspirational fight to live made her a popular sponsor resident since her…

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Jeanette Allen, CEO of The Horse Trust

Hay There, Jeanette!

We enjoy sharing stories from our team, and we thought it was about time we brought you closer to our wonderful CEO of almost 14 years! Jeanette has been with our charity through many our our key moments in recent…

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Briar The Horse Trust

Sleep Tight, Briar

We come to you today with the heartbreaking news that our beloved donkey Briar has passed away. As one of our longest standing residents, Briar has been with us for 20 years. She came to us in 2004 after many…

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RIP Lochearn, former Metropolitan Police horse

Farewell, Lochearn

Today we bring you the heart-breaking news of another loss from our herd. Former Metropolitan Police horse, Lochearn, who retired to us in 2022 has passed away at the age of 21. Lochearn came to the Metropolitan Police in 2008…

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Loxley, Lancashire Police horse passes away at The Horse Trust

Rest In Peace, Loxley

With great sadness, we must announce the loss of former Greater Manchester Police horse, Loxley, aged 22 years old. A handsome bay Irish Draught cross, Loxley began his policing career with Nottinghamshire Constabulary until their mounted unit disbanded in 2012.…

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Remembering those we lost in March

Here at the Home of Rest we are privileged to give some of the most courageous and kind-hearted horses in the country the best retirement possible and continue to tell their stories despite them hanging up their bridles, saddles or…

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Remembering those we lost in February

Here at the Home of Rest we are privileged to give some of the most courageous and kind-hearted horses in the country the best retirement possible and continue to tell their stories despite them hanging up their bridles, saddles or…

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Horse Trust groom Tim standing with his horse Jirka

Hay There, Tim!

We had a lovely chat this month with one of our longest standing volunteers, Tim. He has been here since 2012, and has seen many of our residents come, and go to those fresh pastures over the rainbow bridge. Tim…

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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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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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