Welcome to the UK's largest horse welfare charity

Pony's in the paddock enjoying the sunshine

Love horses, love Redwings

Welcome to Redwings. Where everything we do is for the love of the horse.

We are the largest horse welfare charity in the UK, caring for more than 1,500 rescued horses and donkeys every day, with 700 more living out in loving guardian homes. We are registered with the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator, and all our work is funded 100% by public donations.

Redwings is known for many things. Our first of its kind Adoption Scheme where you can sponsor a resident for just a few pounds a month and follow its progress through the Sanctuary. Our expertise in rounding up and rescuing nervous or even semiferal horses in a humane and compassionate manner. Our specialist behaviour team who work on the principles of how horses learn to ensure any training is kind and ethical. Our dedicated rehoming team who work to find the best match between horse (or donkey!) and human.

Redwings is 100% funded by supporters like you.

With your help, we're able to make a significant impact on the lives of horses and donkeys throughout the UK.

A young Redwings visitor meet rescued donkeys

Visit us

We have five visitor centres where you can see firsthand how your kind donations are used and meet the residents whose lives we have transformed thanks to your support. 

We have our own team of specialist horse carers, equine vets and vet nurses who care for our resident herds, treating each horse as an individual and always going the extra mile for them.

The neglected, the lost, the abandoned, the ponies that no one else will help - we believe each one matters, and that each one deserves a chance at a better life.

Other ways to support us



It’s the best way to support Redwings – adopt and make a new friend today!



Find the right match to best suit our horses' needs and yours.



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