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Redwings’ welfare team receives numerous calls from members of the public who are concerned about equines that they have seen tethered on a rope or chain. These are often noticed on open areas of land or close to roadways. People who report such equines to us are usually concerned that the animals are not properly cared for or that tethering itself is cruel.
Under current law, however, tethering is not illegal and welfare professionals can only intervene to help a tethered horse if the horse is actually suffering in some way, like the pony in the picture below.
If the horse is in good bodily condition, however, and is tethered so that the fittings are not causing pain or discomfort, then the owner is not guilty of any offence.
The following points may be of interest to those concerned about tethered horses:
If you are concerned about a particular tethered equine or would like more advice on the subject, please feel free to contact the Redwings’ welfare team on 01508 481008 or through the email link on the contacts page of this website. In an emergency situation out of normal office hours you can ring us on 07747 444704 or contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. You can download a PDF of this information here.