The “miraculous transformation” horses can achieve after being rescued by the RSPCA is perfectly highlighted by Jack – who is settling into his new forever home in Shropshire.

Jack is a veteran 15-hand chestnut gelding who is proving a perfect companion to animals and humans alike at his new premises in North Shropshire.

However, he looked a very different horse when he first came to the attention of the RSPCA in May 2018.

Jack had been abandoned with serious welfare … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is launching an urgent appeal for homes for horses, ponies and donkeys as the number in the charity’s care exceeds 600.

England and Wales are in the grip of a horse crisis and it’s the animals who are paying the price.

In the last three years the RSPCA received 69,410 calls about equines in England alone – with more than 22,000 in 2014. Calls in West Yorkshire were the highest anywhere in the country last year (1,447), in … Continue reading…


Pony power prevailed at this year’s Equifest as two were named the RSPCA Rescue Ponies of the Year!

A Dartmoor pony we discovered close to death and helped fight back to health called Little Ted scooped the Champion place. Meanwhile Pearly Princess from Thornberry Animal Sanctuary was crowned reserve champion.

Entries came from several equine charities and sanctuaries including Blue Cross, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, World Horse Welfare and the Horse and Pony Protection Association (HAPPA). The horses and ponies … Continue reading…