Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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Redwings is the UK's largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day. Our work is funded solely by donations and with your help we can give these animals the best possible care so they can eventually be rehomed or enjoy a home for life at the Sanctuary.

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Redwings Top Story

31 July 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Welcome to the world Teeny Tucker!

Tiny foal sparks excitement at Redwings.

Born on Saturday 26th July, Tucker has already brought great joy to staff at our headquarters in Norfolk.

Tucker the spotted Miniature Shetland is a titchy 43cm tall – that’s less than 17 inches – and weighs just 10kg. He was so named on behalf of a Redwings supporter who had sadly lost her husband and asked for a foal to be named in his memory.  

Despite his size, Tucker has already made a huge impression on the veterinary team and care staff here at Redwings. After a healthy birth Tucker was brought into the veterinary unit on Sunday as he was a little weak and struggling to stand, but following some rest in the stables Tucker was growing stronger by the hour.

Subsequently, Tucker and his mother were turned out into a paddock still within sight of the veterinary unit – and his devoted fans! Teeny Tucker can now be seen frolicking and darting about his new home, followed by a fair few naps. He also recently met office dog Rosie the Westie, who is about his equivalent in height!

Commenting on the little foal’s arrival, Redwings Chief Executive Lynn Cutress said: “Tucker is an absolute delight and it is lovely to see how this little chap has already captured the hearts of so many at the Sanctuary. He is feeding well and resting contentedly by his mother’s side, and following a few days building his strength he is now most definitely full of energy! He may well be the smallest foal we’ve ever had here at Redwings.”

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Redwings in Action

29 July 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Prepare to be dazzled and amazed

Mountains Animal Sanctuary’s biggest fundraising event of the year coming soon!

On Sunday 17th August, Mountains Animal Sanctuary (soon to be renamed Redwings Mountains) in Forfar, Angus, will hold their annual “Extravaganza” – a fantastic day for all the family.

Topping the bill in the main ring – and delighting the crowd with two performances during the day – is the equestrian stunt team Riders of the Storm with tricks set to thrill and amaze. From daredevil stunts to elegant gymnastics, these skilled riders are a must-see.

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25 July 2014 by Redwings Press Office

A step forward in the fight against fly grazing

Solutions to illegal grazing of horses to be debated by Parliament.

At Redwings, we are very encouraged by the recent launch of the Control of Horses (England) Bill in the House of Commons. Introduced by MP for York Outer Julian Sturdy, the Bill will open discussions about fly grazing in the hope to ease the current horse welfare crisis, as well as protect land owners.

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30 June 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings spreads its wings...

We are very excited to announce a major expansion to our operations in the form of a merger with Scottish horse rescue charity Mountains Animal Sanctuary. We are able to reveal that we are also in advanced merger talks with Welsh charity SWHP (the Society for the Welfare of Horses and Ponies) and in the planning stages for a centre in Wales.

The merger in July will see the Scottish charity taking the new name Redwings Mountains. Mountains is based near Forfar in Angus and was formed by the late Alan Fraser in 1982 and registered as a charity in 1984, the same year as Redwings Horse Sanctuary. It is currently home to 98 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys on 220 acres of paddocks and woodland.

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Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014 Winner

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