It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of…
A police horse who was attacked by a dog in a public park in London has moved to our Home of Rest for Horses to continue his recovery from his horrific ordeal.
Police horse Urbane, who received multiple wounds in the incident to his chest, torso and legs, has arrived and is now settling in to life at The Horse Trust while he recovers.
Our Chief Executive, Jeanette Allen, said:
“Police Horse Urbane has served Londoners faultlessly at many events, such as Trooping The Colour, Changing of The Guard, and at the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. He has kept the public safe when on duty at numerous football matches and street demonstrations.
He suffered appalling injuries, and The Horse Trust is the right place for him to come to continue his recovery, where he will deservedly receive our world-leading veterinary care and respite.
Like all our horses here at The Horse Trust, Urbane is a brave, big-hearted, loveable animal. He has a wonderful character and is incredibly reliable. As we have specialist skills in caring for police horses, we are honoured to be entrusted with Police Horse Urbane’s ongoing recovery, which will be administered with expert care by our staff and volunteers and supported by kind donations from the public.”
Sgt Carly Harber from the Metropolitan Police Mounted Section said:
“We were all shocked and devastated by the dog attack on Police Horse Urbane, who is a remarkably dependable horse with a playful side to his character. We are so grateful to The Horse Trust charity for offering respite to this magnificent member of our equine team, and we will be watching his recovery with great affection and hope.”
We are honoured to be able to care of Urbane and despite the wounds he suffered from the dog, it is hoped that he will make a complete recovery, both psychologically and physically.
If you’ve been touched by Urbane’s story and want to contribute to helping more horses like him, please donate by clicking the button at the bottom of this page so we can continue to care for the horses and ponies that need it most.