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The UK Human-Equine Interaction Register

You may be aware that a register of practitioners offering Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning is being created, with a proposed launch date at the end of 2021 - the Human Equine Interaction Register UK (HEIR). The aim is to provide governance and credibility across the industry and it is currently at the consultation stage. […]
October 18, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Redwings asks ‘Do you remember your first horse?’ in new survey

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched a nationwide survey to find out more about people’s experiences of taking on their first-ever horse or pony. Taking on the care of a horse for the first time is a memorable milestone and the charity is keen to discover why, when and how individuals made the exciting move from riding lessons or […]
October 8, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Straight from the horse's mouth - Redwings launches new podcast

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched a brand-new podcast to share stories of their rescued horses and donkeys, and conversations with their expert rescuers and carers. This #InternationalPodcastDay on 30th September, the charity is celebrating by announcing its podcast series, called Sounds of the Sanctuary. The weekly podcast takes listeners on a journey through the Sanctuary, with a spotlight each week on a rescued resident and their […]
October 1, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Equine Grass Sickness Online CPD Course

The University of Edinburgh and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund are launching a continuing professional development (CPD) online course on 1st November 2021. The course explores all aspects of the often-fatal disease, Equine Grass Sickness (EGS). An understanding of the aetiology, epidemiology and difficulties with veterinary diagnosis gives horse owners an understanding of disease development.  […]
September 29, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Equine Market Watch joins NEWC as new member

We are very happy to welcome Equine Market Watch Sanctuaries (UK) as a new member of NEWC! EMW-UK is a registered Charity based in Herefordshire which provides a gentle, safe place for equines in need of sanctuary. The Charity aims to re-home equines where possible and maintains a maximum numbers policy that allows a high […]
September 29, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Equine Welfare Grants

Applications for WELFARE grants from the Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th December 2021. If you are a registered charity, you’re invited to register with the PPCT as part of the grant application process (please fill in the form here). Once you’ve created an account you can […]
September 21, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Ambassadors sought for Strangles Awareness Week 2022

Strangles Awareness Week will return in 2022 after this year’s campaign reached more than two million people across the world. Over 180 Ambassadors, including equestrians, livery yards, riding centres, vet practices and equine professionals, signed up to share messages through social media during the Week, which ran from 3rd to 9th May 2021, with the aim of raising awareness amongst […]
August 31, 2021
Rachel Kay
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RESCUED FOAL SET ALIGHT IN SUSPECTED ARSON ATTACK RECOVERING AT REDWINGS

A rescued foal who suffered horrific burns as the result of an apparent arson attack is continuing to fight for his life at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. The seven-week-old colt, named Phoenix, arrived at the charity’s Horse Hospital in Norfolk this week having spent over a fortnight receiving emergency care at Lingfield Equine Vets, who are […]
August 20, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Research Project Participants Invited - Visual Grading Scale for Hoof Distortion

Farrier, Dean Bland, of Well Equine is inviting participants from the equine sector to contribute to a research project supporting welfare assessment of hoof distortion associated with equine inactivity and neglect of farriery provision. Despite the prevalence of foot health compromises in welfare descriptions, there is currently no visual grading scale for the hoof distortion […]
August 2, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Dartmoor ponies hit with new strain of deadly disease

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is trying to contain the outbreak within its 450-hectare site Visitors of Dartmoor are being urged to stay away from its native ponies to help stop the spread of a vicious new strain of strangles. Ponies have already been known to suffer from the highly contagious infection, and now the Dartmoor […]
August 2, 2021
Rachel Kay
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