Field Notes: Informative guides for horse owners

Concerned about a horse?

If you are concerned for a horse's welfare, including if you suspect it has been mistreated or abandoned, you can report it here.

Report concern for a horse's welfare

Abandonment/ fly grazing

Looking for answers to concerns or queries about fly-grazing and the UK horse crisis?

What is fly-grazing?

Rehoming your horse

We're currently running at full capacity and can only accept horses into the Sanctuary in exceptional circumstances or those found in welfare-compromised situations.

You may find a rescue centre that has space available for your horse via the National Equine Welfare Council.

Visit the National Equine Welfare Council

Equine welfare and the law

Find out more about how the law protects equines and what steps can be taken to encourage owners to improve a horse’s welfare.

Equine welfare and the law

Microchipping and passporting

A new law was recently introduced to make microchipping of equines compulsory. Read about this and how you can get your horse microchipped below.

Read more about microchipping

Horse health and care advice 

Search our archive of articles about caring for horses here

Read articles on horse care 

Spread the word not the disease!

The more of us that pledge to improve our biosecurity, the quicker we can #StampOutStrangles!

Find out how you can take positive action to stamp out this horrible disease.

Stamp Out Strangles


Read the latest from Redwings on this often controversial welfare issue including a film made with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller members of the community.

Find out more about tethering here

Rescue stories

Every one of our rescued residents has a story to tell.

Read all our latest rescue stories