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Abandoned foal now flourishing as companion to young racehorse

A horse found abandoned in South London at just a few months old has made an amazing transformation and is enjoying a new lease of life as a companion for young racehorses with her Suffolk rehomers, the Southcott family. When World Horse Welfare Field Officer Nick White first visited Polaris in January 2016, he found…

Martin Collins joins the Black Friday fun

For the very first time, Martin Collins Enterprises will be joining the Black Friday hype by offering a never seen before discount on CLOPF® fibre when ordered on Friday, 24th November. This is a fantastic offer for anyone who wants a cost effective solution to improve an existing sand arena. CLOPF® was developed by Martin Collins…

Redwings wins national award for strangles campaign

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is delighted to have been honoured with a national health and welfare award for its campaign to encourage owners to speak out on strangles – a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses. The charity was presented with the Health and Welfare Award at the Animal Health Trust’s UK Equestrian Awards, held at…

A true happy ending for rescued pony

Rescued pony Oakley, who was so weak he collapsed upon arrival at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, has made a miraculous recovery to become the latest resident to benefit from the charity’s rehoming programme. Seven-year-old 13hh Cob cross Oakley was given a very warm welcome when he arrived at his new loving home with Guardian Laura Elsegood,…

East Anglia puts on a strong show at HOYS

While we may be sad about saying goodbye to the prestigious Horse of the Year Show for another year, we can now celebrate the many achievements of the riders, owners and breeders of our region – and they truly are impressive! Kicking off the flurry of excitement for East Anglia saw a win for Suffolk showjumper Chloe…

A chance to go behind the scenes of the bloodstock industry

The Gold Season of thoroughbred racing in Newmarket means the busiest time of year for the world’s oldest bloodstock auctioneers, Tattersalls. Ever fancied going behind the scenes and gaining an exclusive insight into this notoriously secretive industry? Ever wanted to get right to the root of the UK’s second biggest spectator sport? Discover Newmarket is…

Could you give a home to a lonely pony looking for love?

Each year, World Horse Welfare finds new homes for around 300 horses and ponies around the UK and this Rehome a Horse Month the charity is highlighting eight ponies who have been particularly unsuccessful in their search for a new best friend or family. Bailey, Beau, Bren, Griff, Marge, Quaver, Roxy and Ted are just a selection of over…

Storms may cause surge of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy – top tips from BEVA

With the last big spike in cases of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy occurring after major storms in 2014, The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is urging horse owners to take precautions to keep their horses safe in the aftermath of Storm Aileen or potentially the tail end of transatlantic hurricanes. Sycamore seeds appear in the autumn….

Remember to tackle worms this autumn!

Global animal health company Zoetis is reminding horse owners to make sure they take control of tapeworm this autumn, to help keep their horses healthy and performing at their best. Tapeworm infection has been reported in up to 69% of horses in the UK,  and while all horses are at risk, youngsters are the most vulnerable. …