RSPCA Cymru fears a financial recession could leave Wales facing an even deeper equine crisis -  with the animal welfare charity already inundated with calls about horses in need. 

Since Covid-19 lockdown measures were announced on 23 March, the RSPCA has received reports of 195 incidents about horses in Wales – prompting fears that worse is to come if an economic recession follows the pandemic.

In 2019, 2,145 equine incidents were reported to the RSPCA in Wales – 10 per … Continue reading…


We’re appealing for help after a young horse with a broken leg was cruelly dumped among rubbish at a flytipping hotspot.

A member of the public spotted the injured piebald yearling in Bramble Lane, Upminster, Essex, at 8.30am on Monday, 7 July and moved her to safety.

Sadly when the yearling was examined by a vet it was discovered she had a broken front leg and she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.

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A horse rescued by the RSPCA is enjoying a fantastic new life with the Riding for the Disabled Association.

 Daisy was found in a field near Tiverton, Devon in May 2012 and was suffering from severe laminitis, an incredibly painful foot problem which can be debilitating if left untreated. She was found with another horse who sadly died but incredibly Daisy made a steady recovery.

She spent a year in private boarding and at RSPCA Lockwood – a specialist equine … Continue reading…


As we struggle to cope with the numbers of horses needing our help, two plucky equines are planning to set out with their owners on a 100 mile trek just to raise money for our Felledge Equine Centre.

Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony, and Barley, a donkey, will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia.

The seven day challenge will begin in Needham Market and end at … Continue reading…

We and other welfare charities, including Redwings, World Horse Welfare, Blue Cross, HorseWorld and The British Horse Society, are welcoming a Westminster debate on the impact of the horse crisis in England. 

As welfare charities and local authorities struggled to rescue hundreds of horses in recent weeks, MPs will voice their concern about the impact of the horse crisis in England at a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 26 November.

Members of the public are being asked to encourage their … Continue reading…