Useful resources

Owning and caring for a horse can be a source of great enjoyment but is also a big responsibility with a long-term caring and financial commitment.



Fact sheets

Access our library of very useful Communities For Horses fact sheets here…




How We Can Help

We can aid you in sourcing veterinary practitioners, qualified farriers, and equine dentists. We have a wide knowledgeable team from a diverse equine background to help you with whatever concern. Please text, call or email us with your queries.

You can find our contact details in the Contact us section.



Emergency Lines

To report a welfare concern or in case of an emergency please contact:


Communities For Horses

Our helpline is open 24 / 7

07563 067 478

If your horse needs urgent help please call the following line for immediate assistance:


Cotts Equine (Private Practice)

Available 24/7 for emergencies

01834 860871



Other helpful equine welfare lines




24-hour cruelty line to report cruelty, neglect or an animal in distress in the UK.

0300 1234 999



World Horse Welfare

If you are concerned about a horse in the UK. Open between 8 am and 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

0300 333 6000


Legislation around horse ownership

If you need any help in understanding how the legislation applies to you, please do get n touch with us.


Control of Horses Act 2015 (pdf)


Animal Welfare Act 2006 (webpage)


Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014 (webpage)


Horse care and welfare

Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies … (pdf)


Code of Practice for the Welfare of Equines

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Code of Practise for the Welfare of Equines 3 Preface Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the Act”), if you own or are responsible for an animal


Code of Best Practice for Animal Welfare Establishments


Welsh Government Horse Guidance for Keepers 2020


Equine Register