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One Good Turn Deserves Another

Here we have double trouble that is Mr Jon Taylor and our resident Gawain. Sergeant Jon Taylor gave 32 years combined service in the Police and Military. During his service in the Metropolitan Police Mounted Regiment, gorgeous Gawain was issued…

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Miracles for Rescue Resident Maggie

Miracles are incredible when they happen. Today marks a very proud day for all the team here at The Horse Trust. Our gorgeous rescue resident Maggie has successfully been rehomed. This really is a happy ending to what was a…

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Sleep now Zulu, your service is done

After such a wonderful week of celebrating 130 years of caring for working horses, we have some dreadfully sad news to share. One of our visitor's favourites and all round big softie, Zulu, died in the night a few days…

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Honouring Sam Slick

The Horse Trust has been caring for the twilight years of military working horses since the Boer War, after 130 years, losing these amazing boys and girls at the end of their lives of service never gets any easier. It…

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Final Lap of Honour for Lochnagar

We know so many of you were following the progress of beautiful Lochnagar after his severe mystery head injury. We had thought that after Royal Windsor Show Lochnagar might be coming home as he'd been showing signs of improvement. Very…

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Lochnagar in the wars

Lochnagar has been in the wars this week; he’s managed somehow to sustain some pretty nasty injuries to his face. We are not sure of the cause of his accident, but he managed to give us a pretty big scare…

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We say goodbye to a Horse Trust legend, Snodgrass

At the end of February 2016 we said goodbye to a Horse Trust legend, Snodgrass, formerly of Greater Manchester Police. At The Horse Trust, we have the honour of specialising in giving a dignified retirement to our country's equine civil…

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Sad Farewell – Harlequin

Handsome Harlequin of the Met Police suddenly became very ill in January. After trying everything we could, we had to make the decision to say goodbye. Harly was an all-round superstar and had already survived the emergency removal or a…

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Gone But Not Forgotten Residents 2015

As a Home of Rest for retired equine civil servants we have more than our fair share of goodbyes. It is our duty and our privilege to care for these wonderful horses in their twilight years and also to know…

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Sad goodbye to Selle

At the grand old age of 28 years old we have had to say goodbye to a very big character. Selle was an exceptional mare who had served as a charger in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment for 15 years,…

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Sudden loss of Olaf shocks all

Sudden Loss Shocks All

Rest in Peace Olaf ... On the 17th June 2015, one year old Olaf passed away at the Royal Veterinary College. He had become poorly with a variety of symptoms and was under the vet when he suffered a massive…

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Rest in peace, Red

Shocking Sudden Loss: Rest in Peace Red

It is with a heavy heart that we tell you of a very sudden and sad loss. Little Red who was rescued from Spindles Farm in 2008, along with 100 other horses, ponies and donkeys, an horrific place where the…

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Rest in Peace Venture

Rest in peace, Venture. As a Home of Rest for retired equine civil servants we have more than our fair share of goodbyes. It is our duty and our privilege to care for these wonderful horses in their twilight years…

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Ganemedes says his final farewell

Farewell Ganemedes

Our gorgeous Ganemedes, the 15.3hh little chap of the Met Police, has said his final farewell. This 16 year old little dynamo had served as a police horse in the capital for 11 years and was honoured with a royal…

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Freda and Felix

Freda and her foal Felix arrived with us back in March this year. We couldn't talk about them until now for legal reasons but it is now time to share their story with you. Five year old Freda and her…

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