Horse Trust History
For over 130 years we have specialised in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies. Today these hard-working equine public servants are likely to have served our nation in the Police, the Army or with charities which use horses to help people. We also provide sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect and who are in desperate need of specialist treatment and care.
At our Home of Rest for Horses we demonstrate best practice and deliver professional training in horse care and welfare. We have invested in funding veterinary research that has led to major advances in horse care and provided specialist training for professionals working with horses. This training and research helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve the care, welfare and quality of life of all horses. From our very first day on 10th May 1886 our work has been supported entirely on donations from the general public. Find out more about The Horse Trust history to find out what makes us a very special organisation.
Read more about early Horse Trust history, our more recent activities, our current projects and our future plans.