We are The Horse Trust, the world’s oldest equine charity.

For 135 years The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses has specialised in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies. These hard-working equine public servants have served our nation in the Police, the Army or with charities which use horses to help people. We also provide sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect and who are in desperate need of specialist treatment and care.
At The Horse Trust we demonstrate best practice and deliver professional training in horse care and welfare. We have invested in funding veterinary research that has led to major advances in horse care and provided specialist training for professionals working with horses. This training and research helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve the care, welfare and quality of life of all horses around the world. From our very first day on 10th May 1886 our work has been supported entirely on donations from the general public.
We have been here for horses in need for 135 years, and with your support, we always will be.

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