The RSPCA in the last year have had to spend around £3million on the protection of horses. They have been shocked by the worryingly high amount of reported cases of cruelty to horses. Particularly in Berkshire, where there were astoundingly more than 100 complaints in 2017.
This is a topic which is widely debated within the equestrian community. It’s certainly one that most of you will have considered at one time or another. Especially when thinking about the welfare of your equine friends.
With the show season around the corner, the weather lifting (hopefully), and the sun poking out, the Spring has started to work its way into action. This means that there are a number of things that horse owners must start to consider to make sure their horses are fit, happy and healthy. Luckily, the days […]
Following a concerted campaign, sky lanterns have been banned across all public land in Wales. There have been numerous incidents of the lanterns scaring horses, pets and farm animals and RSPCA Cymru have been lobbying for a ban for some time.
Working shifts of eight hours and more, pit ponies hauled material in mines until people mechanised the process. A horse would haul up to 30 tons of coal on the underground railway each day. The coal was in tubs which the ponies would take to a collection point. They would then pick up empty tubs […]