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Pablo

. I’ve cried in public (unlike me), I’ve cried in private (more than usual), been punched in the stomach (or is it hooved?), spent quite a lot of time (hours in total) standing in the middle of fields as if anchored to the grass (he liked to stand) and I’ve been dragged halfway across a field while ...

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News

Congratulations

Congratulations. to Lisa Lanfear of Communities For Horses, who has become one of the first in the UK to earn an official qualification in equine welfare. In an important step for equine welfare, the. Horse Trust. created a course for those volunteering in this sector. The course covers the importan ...

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Communities For Horses website launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Communities For Horses website. Currently a work in progress, our website will convey the aim and objectives of the charity, showcase our work and provide a platform for the sharing useful information, and raising funds. ...

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Newsletters

Read our newsletters

If you're interested in our work, in equine welfare or in supporting us then our newsletters are a great place to start. You can access the full back-catalogue of our newsletters here:. https://bit.ly/2KC4bln. You can also sign-up by clicking the "Join our mailing list" button - or by visiting here: ...

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Our Work

When Love Is Blind

. When Love Is Blind. Back in July we attended a call for help. We briefly mentioned it in our July Newsletter and now, 3 months on, we can disclose some of the details about that case. There was a young Blagden (Gypsy Cob) being kept in appalling conditions in a back garden. He was tied into a heav ...

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Catch Me Before I Fall

. Catch Me Before I Fall - the Communities For Horses, Winter 2018 Campaign. A regular donation of just £3 can make a difference. Together with your support, we can monitor horses and intervene before its too late. With the dry summer and winter feed stocks low, the expense is going to increase, for ...

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Adoption #adoptdontshop

#AdoptDon’tShop. ‘Adopt don’t shop’ is a phrase which was recently coined to highlight the importance of adopting animals from rescue centres. It was hoped that families would go to their local rescue centre when looking for their soon to be beloved family pet, rather than fork out a small fortune o ...

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Where the challenges lie

The aim of our project is to address the horse crisis, indiscriminate breeding, and the welfare compromises that are seen on a daily basis due to the need for owners to have horses close to their homes. 'Seen' being a key word, as these horses are tethered on local authority land, where owners have ...

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Why Help? This Is Why - Lottie

Lottie. - barely able to stand, her body a mass of a highly contagious skin condition caused by her not having essential colostrum (which would help fight infections) from her mother, probably because her mum died before she could give her baby the essential milk she needed to protect her. Lottie wa ...

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Outreach

Hoof Prints, Hammers and Horsemanship

Hoof Prints, Horsemanship and Hammers. Every interaction with a horse owner is a positive one. Most recently whilst out in the community, on a day where temperatures stayed in single figures, the sun splitting the sky, we knew that there would be owners enjoying the weather with their horses. Only 2 ...

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Rescue

"I Never Polished Him"

It is show season. owners, loaners and proud parents with great love for their child, pony, or horse work hard to make their horse look and act fantastic and in the perceived picture of health and happiness. They excitedly talk about it on social media platforms, fill coffee breaks with pride and gi ...

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Support Us

Trick Or Treat

. Some of you may remember a video that went viral on social media platforms - a video of a little pony, apple bobbing. His name was Doc a 23 year old Shetland pony. The video had in excess of 15.5k views. Whilst cute and popular, what the video did not depict was his story. Doc had lost sight in on ...

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