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    News15-08-2018
    A two-year-old boy was walking along a footpath when he was unexpectedly attacked by a horse who picked him up by the neck and threw him to the ground. The toddler was walking along a footpath with his mother, which connected Dark Lane and The Chase in Thundersley. The horse didn’t react when they were first spotted. As they walked further ahead, approaching Thundersley Primary ...

    News15-08-2018
    A Shetland pony and a miniature horse were stabbed a total of 27 times by someone using a stanley knife. The pair were stabbed and mutilated during a cruel attack whilst in their field in Hinckley, Leicestershire. One of the two rescue animals was attacked in the face and head area while the other suffered 19 painful lacerations to its back, neck and flank. Sadly, this isn’t t...

    News07-08-2018
    A disease described as the armageddon of animal infections could wipe out hundreds of British horses given its fatality rate coupled with the fact that there is no current effective vaccine.   The insects which spread African Horse Sickness, also known as AHS have already entered the UK. There have already been outbreaks of bluetongue present in sheep, which is closely related to the A...

    News07-08-2018
    Lynne Hallam was riding her horse alongside her husband when she spotted a car hurtling towards them. When she realised the car wasn’t stopping she began to panic. What happened next was out of her control. She started to shout in disbelief as the car raced towards them. “Whoah woah woah!” The driver screeched to a halt after spotting the pair in the road. As the d...

    News02-08-2018
    16-year-old Charlotte Wilson was out for a hack when she was dragged along the road and left unconscious after a speeding driver spooked her horse. On the 6th July, a speeding driver rounded a corner, spotting the horse and rider after it was too late to stop. “He’d have gone into the back of us so his only option was to keep going.” “He almost brushed my sti...

    News02-08-2018
    Shire horses along with other heavy breeds were once the greatest working horses in Britain. From pulling ploughs to buses and carriages, they had a huge impact on Britain’s day to day life.   Experts say that these larger breeds could become extinct within 10 years with decreasing number of foals being produced each year. The number of foals being born are at the lowes...

    News25-07-2018
    A man from Gravesend has been jailed after keeping his horses in horrific conditions. John Dunn a 34 year old man from Dering Way failed to appear in court for his trial on Friday 13th July. The court found him guilty and sentenced him to 26 weeks in prison. He was sentenced by District Judge Goldspring. Dunn kept 13 horses under shocking conditions in a field near Dering Way. He was ba...

    News25-07-2018
    When 18 year old, Carly Marie Davies realised she wasn’t enjoying college life she redirected her career path and opened a brand new saddlery shop in Burslem. “I didn’t enjoy college, so I didn’t want to go on to university.” Carly had such a passion for horses from a young age, she saved up her own money to buy her first horse called Destiny. Carly’s...

    News17-07-2018
    One owner experienced a terrifying episode of her horse having heat stroke. She now wants to raise awareness of the illness so that others know how to treat it. Jo Linton’s horse, Gwendyame, was showing severe symptoms of colic on Saturday 7th July after jumping one round earlier that morning. She drunk a bucket of water and had been hosed down before being transported home. ...

    News17-07-2018
    Horses are such gentle giants with loving characters, it’s absolutely devastating that people can treat horses in such a way. An English football fan has been arrested after punching a police horse in anger. The incident occurred when England lost in the world cup semi finals against Croatia on Wednesday evening. Police officers from both Somerset and Avon were patrolling...

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