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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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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 characters very suddenly. Rocket Ron, also affectionately known as Rubber Face, was found down and…

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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 Regiment. Merlin has taken part in many high-profile parades including the Queen’s Birthday Parade; State…

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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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Beau Joins Us From The Ebony Horse Club In Brixton


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 Club. Base in Brixton they help to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people in…

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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 Zoo back in 2004 along with children’s pony Babycham and Briar the donkey. Uncle George…

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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 a whole 19 years full time service with the New Yatt Riding for the Disabled…

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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 of a Hertfordshire road. They were both close to death's door and were sent immediately…

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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 success. After an amazing career with the Metropolitan Police Mounted Section (MET) Huntsman was loaned…

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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 in bad shape. Rescued by Highways England and referred to us by Avon & Somerset…

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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 life with the Metropolitan Police Mounted Section (MET). Then, a couple of years ago, the…

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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 the Royal Mews. Mary retired to us after a very colourful life. This beautiful bay…

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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 with the Horse Rangers. This pretty roan mare taught hundreds of children to ride during…

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