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

21 January 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Worrying rise in calls from horse owners this New Year

During the first week of 2015, we have received 31 calls from owners asking to take in their horses, a 40.9 per cent increase on the same period in 2014 and totalling 39 equines.

Similarly, of the total 1241 calls to our welfare line in 2014, 45.9 per cent were from owners asking for help securing an alternative home for their horses.

In light of the current equine crisis and with the Sanctuary operating at maximum capacity, we are eager to urge owners and potential owners to understand the personal and financial commitment of horse ownership – the key message being “if in doubt, don’t”.

“We are working hard to try and educate potential owners as to what is involved in taking on a horse,” commented Redwings’ Operations Manager Rachel Angell.

“Owning a horse can be hugely rewarding but it is also a huge responsibility. We therefore encourage owners to evaluate the impact of horse ownership on all areas of their lives and to ensure they plan for the unexpected – a redundancy, loss of rented land, an illness, and injury to either owner or horse. Sadly, an ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude can have serious welfare implications”.

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23 January 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Announcing this year’s Redwings tack sale events

From rugs and numnahs to bridles and saddles, you can be sure to pick up a bargain!

Throughout the year, we receive kind donations of rugs and tack from our supporters, the majority of which are shared among the residents of our visitor centres and sanctuary farms, and at our rehoming sites.

For those pieces of donated tack that we’re unable to use at the Sanctuary, we are happily able to offer to you through our sale events – and at a fantastic price! This year, we look forward to offering a series of tack sales across our visitor centres in Norfolk, Essex and Warwickshire.

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07 January 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Free veterinary seminars for horse owners

For 2015, we are launching a series of free evening seminars for horse owners across East Anglia.

The first seminar, held at our Aylsham visitor centre on Wednesday 25th February, is entitled “Tummy and Toothache: An exploration of colic and equine dentistry”. This will offer horse owners the opportunity to hear from our Welfare Veterinary Surgeon Nicola Berryman and our Head of Veterinary and Care Nicky Jarvis – who was recently voted Your Horse readers’ Ultimate Horse Expert!

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18 December 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Redwings crowned favourite equine charity!

Redwings has been voted Favourite UK Equine Charity by Your Horse magazine readers! But that’s not all, as our lovely Head of Veterinary and Care Nicky Jarvis was also voted Ultimate Your Horse Magazine Expert!

Big thanks to everyone who voted for us, we are so thrilled! What an honour!

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