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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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The Horse Life Project

In Loving Memory of Jill Smith

A huge thank you to all the family and friends of Jill Smith for arranging an In Memoriam collection for the Horse Trust in accordance with Jill’s wishes that a collection be made for a horse charity at the celebration…

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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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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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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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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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Troy joins Henry in the clouds

The Horse Trust had to say goodbye to our beloved donkey Troy in November 2015. After something in the region of 50 years of living life to the full, our treasured donkey Troy passed away. She was an institution here…

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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 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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