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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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05 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Rare breed bonanza at Redwings!

Our new Suffolk Punches

Within the space of two days last week we welcomed two sets of very rare breed equines into the Sanctuary. We are thrilled to announce that two extremely rare Suffolk Punches have arrived at one of our centres in Norfolk, while Redwings Oxhill in Warwickshire has just greeted four French Poitou donkeys, including two foals.

Wilf and Stanley (pictured above), two Suffolk Punch geldings, were rescued by our Field Officer Julie Harding and World Horse Welfare’s Jacko Jackson from a site in Norfolk after they had been found being kept in a tiny barn. Wilf was suffering from severe sweet itch that had caused the majority of his mane to fall out, while both had very poor feet that had not been trimmed in some time.

The two horses, both 16hh and seven years old, have been together since birth and are firm friends. Their owner agreed to sign them over to us so they could receive all the treatment they needed.

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Meanwhile last Friday, our Oxhill visitor centre in Warwickshire welcomed a family of gorgeous new arrivals in the very hairy shape of Millie and Adel – two Poitou donkeys – and their babies Arya and Merlin (pictured below), who came to Redwings from a long standing Redwings welfare volunteer when he was sadly no longer able to care for them.

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Redwings in Action

11 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Before the vet arrives: Equine first aid seminar available

Redwings Guardians are invited to an interactive session for assessing wounds and leg handling.

On Wednesday 24th September, we will be hosting a free evening of veterinary seminars at our Aylsham visitor centre in North Norfolk.

Wounds are commonplace in the equine world, especially – as many owners will empathise – those mystery scrapes that seem to appear overnight. It is therefore essential to know which need veterinary attention and what to do before the vet arrives.

During the seminar, Redwings Welfare Vet Nicola Berryman will be building on the popular first aid session at last year’s Guardian event by exploring the initial assessment of wounds, as well as the subsequent treatment and healing process – in particular, what to look out for if things aren’t going to plan.

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15 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Win tickets to Your Horse Live 2014!

We have a pair of tickets to this year’s event up for grabs.

Held on 8th and 9th November at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, Your Horse Live promises to deliver an amazing weekend of demonstrations, learning, shopping and much more.

Olympic dressage superstar Carl Hester MBE and former Badminton winner Paul Tapner are just a couple of the headliners in the Main Arena, while horse trainer Jason Webb will provide a fascinating insight into his techniques in Arena Two, so you can be sure to experience a range of brilliant masterclasses at the two-day event. You’ll also find a dressage to music demonstration by dressage coach Alison Kenward in Arena Two, where you’ll be able to pick up tips for creating your own routine at home.

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01 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Stop the scourge: new action on fly-grazing

Rural and welfare organisations demand action to tackle England’s ‘fly-grazing’ horses and their irresponsible owners.

Redwings and other welfare charities have worked together to launch a new report into fly-grazing as Government committee debates crisis and problem spreads to Environment Secretary’s constituency.

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