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NewsHorse Welfare News02-04-2012
A new Foundation, which has set up a website helping people to safely rehome their horses is urging people to castrate their ponies before re-homing unless they really have excellent conformation, movement and breeding potential.  “Many people are trying to re-home young entire ponies, not because they are good breeding stock but simply because they haven't the funds to castrate them....

NewsHorse Welfare News23-03-2012
Teenagers with behavioural problems in Gwynedd are being offered the opportunity to ‘horse whisper’ in an attempt to help them. The horse whispering is expected to provide the young people with more confidence and self-esteem, something many of them are lacking. Those selected will be encouraged to communicate and bond with the horses and learn how their behaviour directly affe...

NewsHorse Welfare News23-03-2012
The Scottish animal welfare organisation SPCA has criticised a decision to impose a three-year equine ban on a woman who admitted neglecting nearly 20 animals. Kathryn Brady, 25, Lanarkshire, pled guilty to the charges and was banned from owning equine animals for three years, as well as being sentenced to 170 hours of community service. The SPCA said a life-time ban would have been more a...

NewsHorse Welfare News21-03-2012
With yesterday (20 March 2012) being the first day of spring, many horse owners will be thinking about putting their horse in foal. However, The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleading with owners to give it serious thought before adding to the country’s oversized horse population. Thousands of horses are suffering every day in the UK because there are not enough safe and knowledgeable ho...

NewsHorse Welfare News14-03-2012
Three horses – Garde Champetre, Scotsirish and Educated Evans – have died on the opening day of one of the biggest days in the horseracing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival. As reported by the BBC, Garde Champetre and Scotsirish were put down after suffering leg fractures in the Cross-Country Chase, whilst Educated Evans was destroyed after breaking a hind leg in the novices&rsquo...

NewsHorse Welfare News07-03-2012
A charity dedicated to rescuing horses, ponies and donkeys that have been abandoned or mistreated, is offering Facebook fans free entry to its visitor centre this weekend. Horseworld is opening its doors on Saturday 10 March 2012 to give people to opportunity to get more involved. The charity is determined to say ‘thank you’ to its social media followers and fans of the Horsewo...

NewsHorse Welfare News07-03-2012
Horse charity World Horse Welfare is now involved in an exciting new project which could help to tackle the problem of overbreeding amongst the ponies on Dartmoor.    The charity’s Veterinary Consultant, Keith Meldrum, has been working closely with the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association and a leading pharmaceutical company on new plans to provide a group of 20 mares with a contracept...

NewsHorse Welfare News05-03-2012
The RSPCA is under greater pressure than ever before due to the growing numbers of horses being reported as abandoned or neglected.    The charity is now dealing with large numbers of dead or dying horses being dumped in remote spots and is also having to look after a large number of horses put placed into their care because of cruelty and neglect.   The RSPCA is currently board...

NewsHorse Welfare News05-03-2012
Two thoroughbred horses were found almost starved to death on a farm near Belfast.   The discovery shocked Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary (CLAS) who saved the horses along with two goats and a number of calves, however, the remains of several other animals were found on the farm.   According to The Belfast Telegraph, the two horses were so thin that they both registered zero on th...

NewsHorse Welfare News29-02-2012
According to the Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) the hackney horse is in danger of extinction.    The breed is now classified as “critical” and it joins the Cleveland Bay, Suffolk and Eriskay as breeds with fewer than 300 breeding mares.    It is the only horse breed on the 2012 watchlist to have moved from “endangered” to “critical” and...

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