Horses

02nd November 2020

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 […]
21st November 2018
Vernon departs taking our love with him

Vernon departs taking our love with him

Very sad news. Our wonderful old man Vernon has said his last goodnight. At 28 years old he had been battling with a very long […]
21st November 2018
Rocket Ron says his last goodnight

Rocket Ron says his last goodnight

It’s been an incredibly tough few days. After having to say our final goodbye to senior resident Vernon, we then lost one of our biggest […]
21st November 2018
Merlin retires from Defence Animal Training Regiment

Merlin retires from Defence Animal Training Regiment

Merlin retires from an illustrious career This 21-year-old grey gelding stands a whopping 17.2hh and retires after 15 years illustrious service with Defence Animal Training […]
21st November 2018
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 […]
21st November 2018
Beau joins us from the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton

Beau

Beau joins us from Brixton Say a big hello to Beau, a 14hh, 17-year-old Piebald cob gelding. Beau has just retired from the Ebony Horse […]
16th October 2018
Henry retires to The Horse Trust

Henry retires after 11 years service with Riding for the Disabled

28 year old Henry has served with Scropton Riding for the Disabled for 11 years and has now started his life of leisure! No-one has […]
16th October 2018
El-Alamein retires to The Horse Trust

El-Alamein retires from Defence Animal Training Regiment

This stunning boy is a Dutch Warmblood who has been a star of the Defence Animal Training Regiment for many years. His main role was […]
16th October 2018
Cloud joins us after serving at the Royal Mews

Cloud joins after serving at The Royal Mews

Cloud is an absolute beauty. This 22 year old mare served at the Royal Mews for many years before spending some time at Hampton Court […]
25th January 2018
Uncle George

Uncle George Approaches his 40th

Uncle George is currently our oldest, and some think, our cutest resident. Shetland pony George stands at only 39 inches and retired from Battersea Children’s […]
20th October 2017

Scooby: A final farewell

Time catches up with us all but it did seem that hard working and adorable Scooby might be able to break all the rules. After […]
22nd September 2017
Rescue horse, Jenga

JENGA : Rescued, Recovered, Ready to Ride

Back in November 2012 when Jenga arrived at the Trust he was about five months old. He, and little Domino were rescued from the side […]
22nd September 2017

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 […]
23rd August 2017

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 […]
22nd August 2017

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 […]
03rd August 2017

Daniel Swaps The Royal Mews for a Life in the Country

After a very grand total of 14 years as an essential member and poster boy for The Royal Mews, elegant Windsor Grey Daniel has joined […]
19th July 2017
Viscount, Retired Household Cavalry horse

The Horse Trust Welcomes the Longest Serving Military Working Horse, Viscount

The Horse Trust Welcomes the Longest Serving Military Working Horse, Viscount ‘Fear not old equine soldier your job is done’ After almost 22 years military […]
17th February 2017

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 […]
16th February 2017

Dunkirk – The loss of a real character amongst our herd

We sadly lost handsome Dunkirk, a real character amongst our herd in February 2017. Dunkirk, a striking 17.2hh served in the Blues and Royals, Household […]
11th November 2016

They gave their tomorrow, so we could have our today

Today The Horse Trust remembers all the brave men and women who sacrificed so much to serve our country in both World Wars, and the […]
09th November 2016

Rehoming success as the year draws to a close

The team here at The Horse Trust are very proud that in a space of year since we launched our rehoming scheme, all of our […]
21st October 2016
Nancy, sleep tight

Sleep Tight Nancy

We lost our beloved Nancy this October at the age of 28. Nancy retired to The Horse Trust in July 2012 after 19 faultless years […]
19th September 2016

Goodbyes hurt the most when the story was not finished – Mr Twister

We are truly heartbroken. Having had a successful surgery to treat a very rare bone cyst in his central tarsal bone, Mr Twister / Bert, […]
01st September 2016

Kathleen gets a visit from her partner in crime

As a home of rest which specialises in providing respite and retirement to working horses, we understand that every horse that arrives to us has […]