Amersham 10: The film

We have released an inspiring film to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Amersham rescue and to tell the moving story of our survivors. 

In January 2008, we helped to rescue almost 100 horses, ponies and donkeys found living in horrific conditions at Spindle Farm, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

The animals were discovered in varying states of emaciation, covered in lice and suffering from overgrown feet. The carcasses of over 30 horses and donkeys, who had sadly succumbed to illness or injury before their plight was uncovered, laid around them. Read the full Amersham rescue story here.

In the months and years that followed Redwings offered a safe forever home to 60 horses and donkeys from Spindle Farm, as well as six foals born to rescued mares. Today, an incredible 58 are still enjoying their new lives at the Sanctuary or in loving Guardian homes as part of our rehoming programme. See the amazing transformations of our survivors by clicking here.

To mark 10 years since the momentous rescue, we have released a short film telling the story of the Amersham survivors and sharing memories from staff who were there on the day.

Lynn Cutress, Redwings’ Chief Executive, said: “It was very moving to think back to the rescue, to recall the sight of these terribly ill and sad animals arriving at Redwings, and then to reflect on today when so many of them are enjoying wonderfully happy and healthy lives here at the Sanctuary or in Guardian homes.

“I’m always amazed by the efforts Redwings’ staff put into caring for our residents every day, but they deserve special thanks for how they managed to turn around the lives of our Amersham survivors and I hope this short film goes some way to show the incredible care and love they’ve given these horses and donkeys over the last decade.”

Read the full timeline of the rescue by clicking here.

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