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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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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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Coronavirus – COVID-19

We want to keep you informed about our response to COVID-19 and the changing government guidelines. Due to the  Covid-19 guidance issued by the Government, our sanctuary in Speen is closed to visitors until further notice, in line with national…

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Our Winter 2020 Newsletter is here!

If you've signed-up to receive the The Horse Trust newsletter, then keep an eye out for our latest issue! The Horse Trust Winter 2020 Newsletter will be arriving with you soon, and is packed full of fabulous stories and photos…

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RIP Bud the Brave

RIP Bud We almost can’t believe we are writing this so soon after we lost our dear Iceini. It is with a heavy heart that very suddenly we had to say our final goodbyes to Bud, aged 21, who retired…

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Welcome to Bob and Jutland

Welcome Bob and Jutland!

Welcome Bob and Jutland. First up, everyone meet Bob! This handsome chap is retiring from English Heritage after 7 years of service. English Heritage is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. Bob was based at…

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The Horse Trust in Horse and Hound

The Horse Trust in Horse & Hound

This week Nicola Housby-Skeggs, Veterinary Director at The Horse Trust, the world’s oldest horse charity, talks about their work and looking after the Trust’s unique herd of horses in Horse and Hound magazine. Our priority is ensuring that our retired…

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Spotlight on Trojan

Spotlight on Trojan

Today's spotlight is dedicated to our lovely Trojan I (Now we have two!). Trojan first came to The Horse Trust in January 2013 from the Essex Police Mounted Section, after it was sadly disbanded in 2012. Trojan served four years with…

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Goliath's road to recovery

Goliath’s Road to Recovery

We're pleased to report Goliath's road to recovery. Back in October  2019 one of our much-loved residents Goliath came into the stables with a very interesting ‘mushroom like’ growth on his frog. Goliath, a 20-year-old for 8 years had never experienced…

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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 condition scoring all of our 140 residents.  The horses have been weighed using both a…

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Building new facilities at The Horse Trust

Building New facilities at The Horse Trust

The main part of our building works is to construct a new Training Centre. This building will house a small indoor arena and a fully kitted out teaching space for the various courses we run here. It will be used…

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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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Keeping paddocks safer for horses

Volunteer to Vet

Here at The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses we receive many applications for work experience or volunteering – and we try our best to accommodate as many of these requests as we can.  For health and safety reasons…

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Winter at The Horse Trust

Winter has truly arrived at The Horse Trust this week. Our Home of Rest for Horses resembles a winter wonderland with frost adorning every surface. Our horses, ponies and donkeys do not seem to mind at all. Our vet has…

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